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Shoppers Drug Mart announces Alberta flood relief program and store action plan

Friday, June 21, 2013

Shoppers Drug Mart announces Alberta flood relief program and store action plan

16:35 EDT Friday, June 21, 2013

TORONTO, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix is supporting relief efforts to help those Alberta communities affected by the floods by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross and by working with local stores to ensure supplies and prescription medications are available to those in need.  Customers and employees can donate their Shoppers Optimum Points towards this effort and Shoppers Drug Mart and its Associate-owners will match the donation with a cash and product value of up to $150,000.

"Our thoughts are with our customers and our Associate-owners and their employees who have been directly impacted by the flooding in Alberta," said Mary-Alice Vuicic, Chief Administrative Officer andExecutive Vice President, Shoppers Drug Mart. "By working together with the Canadian Red Cross and our local Associate-owners, we hope that we can help bring relief and aid to those impacted in the province."

Between June 21 and July 19, 2013, Shoppers Optimum loyalty members can donate their points by visiting www.shoppersdrugmart.ca/disasterrelief or www.pharmaprix.ca/aideauxsinistres.

As a result of the flooding, Shoppers Drug Mart has announced the following store closures and recommended nearest alternate store.

Store Closures:

City       Address       Recommended nearest alternate store
Calgary       Roxboro - 504 Elbow Drive SW       •     Lower Mount Royal - 815 17th Ave SW, Unit 100
Mission Commercial Development - 2412 4th Street SW       •     Lower Mount Royal - 815 17th Ave SW, Unit 100
North Hill S.C. - 1632 14th Avenue NW, Unit 1790       •     Lower Mount Royal - 815 17th Ave SW, Unit 100
Stampede Station - 1410 1st Street SE, Unit 115       •     Centre Street - 1323 Centre St. NW, Unit 100
TD Square - 317 7th Avenue SW, Unit T 100       •     Centre Street - 1323 Centre St. NW, Unit 100
Glenmore Square - 18th Street SE       •     Acadia - 383 Heritage Drive SE
Kensington - 1436 Kensington Road NW       •     Lower Mount Royal - 815 17th Ave SW, Unit 100
Tucker - 3505 14 Street SW       •     Marda Loop - 2067 33rd Avenue SW
Riverbend - 8338 18 Street SE, Unit 204       •     Acadia - 383 Heritage Drive SE
High River       High River - 30 3rd Avenue SW       •     Okotoks Retail Centre - 171 31 Southridge Drive, Okotoks

Shoppers Drug Mart will continue to update customers on the status of other stores in affected areas. Visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca, under News and Announcements. For inquiries on store closure and store that remain open, please contact our customer service department at 1-800-746-7737.

In addition to the stores listed above, the following stores also remain open.

City       Address
Calgary       •     Chinook Centre - 6455 Macleod Trail S., Unit 24
•     Market Mall - 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
•     Stadium - 1941 Uxbridge Drive NQ, Unit 23
Canmore       •     Canmore - 933 Railway Avenue

About Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,240 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses or owns 59 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and six luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and operates 62 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services; and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities.

For more information, visit www.shoppersdrugmart.ca. 

SOURCE: Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation

For further information:

Tammy Smitham
Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs
(416) 490-2892, or
tsmitham@shoppersdrugmart.ca

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