Pharmaprix to start selling fresh produce in Montreal stores

Montreal’s grocery market is about to get a little more competitive — pharmacy chain Pharmaprix is starting to sell fresh produce at several Montreal-area stores.

Six local stores now have the expanded grocery sections and the company plans to increase that to 11 before the end of the year, said Éric Bouchard, a senior vice-president at Pharmaprix.

After that, the company plans to evaluate the results, “and see if there’s any adjustments that we need to make,” he said. “And then continue to expand.”

Most of the Quebec stores with the expanded grocery lineup will be in dense urban areas.

Pharmaprix, which does business as Shoppers Drug Mart in the rest of Canada, was acquired by grocery giant Loblaw Companies Limited in 2013. It has launched similar grocery offerings in several other cities, including Toronto, Regina, Vancouver and Ottawa.

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Original published: 2018-08-10 09:00:15 Read the full Montreal News here

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