Change in same store sales for Shoppers Drug Mart Canada by type 2012-2018

This statistic shows the annual change in Shoppers Drug Mart same store sales in Canada from 2012 to 2018, by type. In 2018, Shoppers Drug Mart front store same store sales grew by 3.5 percent compared to the previous year.

Shoppers Drug Mart - additional information

Shoppers Drug Mart (known as Pharmaprix in Quebec) is a Canadian full-service pharmacy retailer. Founded in 1962 by pharmacist Murry Koffler, the first Shoppers Drug Mart store revolutionized retail pharmacy by combining mass merchandizing and self-service. Today, there are more than 1,300 Shopper Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada.

In 2014, Shoppers Drug Mart was acquired by Loblaw Companies Limited, a company controlled by George Weston Limited. In addition to stocking Loblaw brands such as President’s Choice, Shoppers Drug Mart supply a range of private label brands including Life Brand, Quo and Sanis.

Shoppers Drug Mart is now among the leading pharmacy retailers in Canada, with one in three Canadians participating in their Shoppers Optimum loyalty program. In 2015, the company generated approximately 11.8 million Canadian dollars in retail sales, including more than five million Canadian dollars in pharmacy sales. In recent years however, Shoppers Drug Mart have aimed to focus on expanding their front of store (non-pharmacy product) sales, which include items such as food and cosmetics.

Annual change in Shoppers Drug Mart same store sales in Canada from 2012 to 2018, by type

Front storePharmacy
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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data from 2012 to 2017 was taken from a previous report.

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