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Health & Medicine

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is the leading pharmaceuticals in Canada. Founded in 1962 Shoppers Drug Mart has over 1200 stores all over Canada. They sell a wide range of products as well as the most trusted names in pharmaceuticals in Canada. Shoppers Drug Mart even sells privately distributed generic food, cosmetic and stationery brands under the Shoppers Drug Mart label.

Murray Koffler, at the young age of 20, inherited 2 pharmaceutical stores in Toronto. During his first few years of business Murray was able to expand his business to include 17 stores around Toronto and the surrounding areas. His vision of the company was to expand the pharmacies to include more household and every day products that could turn his small stores into a national convenience store chain. The “Your Life Store” motto was adopted and applied to the entire fleet of Shoppers Drug Mart stores and is still used today.

Today, Shoppers Drug Mart has undergone a rebranding period and has invested heavily into redesigning the Shoppers Drug Mart name and store layout into a more modern and contemporary design. Today the company is focusing heavily on the promotion and sale of higher end cosmetic supplies.

In the late 2000’s, Shoppers Drug Mart introduced a customer loyalty plan that has been copied by many of its Candian and international competitors. Customers can sign up for a “Shoppers Optimum card” account. This account allows customers to build up “points” based on how much they spend at the Shoppers Drug Mart stores. For every dollar spent at a Shoppers Drug Mart store, the Shoppers Optimum member receives 10 points that can be converted to credit to purchase goods at any Shoppers Drug Mart store. This proved to be a very effective advertising method that has attracted repeat business and customer loyalty.
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals is a Canadian-based pharmaceuticals company that offers a wide range of pharmaceutical products to medical professionals and their patients worldwide. Valeant Pharmaceuticals pride themselves on being in the business to enrich the welfare of patients all over the world. Since the early 1970’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals has been one of the leading Canadian pharmaceutical providers in the world and is heading the front lines of developing products to battle many of today’s most serious illnesses. Valeant Pharmaceuticals has over two hundred and fifty current products available on the public market, with a specific focus in the fields of neuroscience and dermatology.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals is one of the leading drug discovery companies in the world. Through careful acquisitions of over twenty-five other Canadian based pharmaceutical companies in the history of the company, they have quickly developed into one of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry. Based in Ontario, Canada, Valeant Pharmaceuticals has become of the most trusted names in pharmaceuticals in the world because of their dedication to the high quality and effectiveness of their products and their unwavering attention to safety and research. With subsidiary research facilities all over the world, and one of the largest manufacturing facilities based in Montreal Quebec, Valeant Pharmaceuticals utilizes research and technology from all over the world to develop effective and cost-efficient products.

In September of 2010, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Biovail Corporation successfully merged under the Valeant Pharmaceuticals name to become one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Canada.

Canada is one of the most competitive pharmaceutical markets in the world. Below are some of Valeant Pharmaceuticals largest competitors.

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Montreal
Apotex Pharmaceuticals, Toronto
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Montreal
Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, Montreal
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Toronto
Novopharm Pharmaceuticals, Toronto
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Toronto
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Toronto
Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Montreal, Toronto
Roche Pharmaceuticals, Montreal, Toronto
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