I.D.A. (Independent Druggists’ Alliance) was founded in 1932 and in 1964 the Guardian pharmacy banner was founded. Over the years, both have become trusted names in pharmacy care and have garnered tremendous loyalty from their patients. Owned by McKesson Corporation, which is a Canadian company. They have over 900 locations located across Canada.
London Drugs was founded in 1945 in Vancouver BC. It is 100% Canadian owned. Today, London Drugs has stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The pharmacy is still the heart of their business, but today they also offer a full service computer department, cosmetics ranging from lip gloss to high-end face creams, furniture, cameras, high quality photo finishing, cordless phones and plasma televisions. 80 locations across BC, AB, MN and SK.
Founded in 1981, Pharmasave has focused on building a national platform of community based retail outlets designed to provide customers with exceptional service, products and advice. Today, there are over 650 locations in nine provinces. Independently owned to serve its individual community, which ensures both programs and services tailored to the needs of the patients.
Rexall was founded in 1904 and quickly established itself as an innovator in retail pharmacy. Today there are over 400 locations, all dedicated to providing exceptional service and care in 180 communities across Canada. Owned by McKesson Corporation, which is a Canadian company with locations across Canada.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart is Canada’s leading drug store with more than 1,300 pharmacist-owned locations from coast to coast. Shoppers Drug Mart also created the brands Quo, Life Brand, and Sanis. The Quo brand makes cosmetic brands starting back in 1999. In 1962 Shoppers Drug Mart created the Life Brand after recognizing a need for high quality private label alternatives for customers and patients. Sanis is a line of high quality generic drug products that Shoppers Drug Mart started to make. Headquartered in Toronto they are Pharmacist-owned all across Canada.