TORONTO, ON (May 20, 2010) – Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation today announced differentiating enhancements to its photo services offering by partnering with market leader, Fujifilm, furthering the Company’s strategic initiative to revitalize the service centre of its stores.
“This partnership, coupled with the recent agreements with Rogers and Sony, solidifies our strategic drive to further improve the service centre offering in our stores,” said Jürgen Schreiber, President and CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart. “Our customers are increasingly looking for unique, personalized and convenient options for sharing their photos. Fujifilm’s vision and technological leadership in this key category will allow us to offer our customers differentiated and convenient photo services that are consistent with what they have come to expect from Shoppers Drug Mart.”
As part of the agreement, Fujifilm will support the implementation of upgraded photo services kiosks in-store, as well as deliver new online and social imaging capabilities. Fujifilm’s technology will provide customers a variety of options for capturing, printing and sharing their digital photos quickly and cost-effectively by introducing several innovative new products and services. At the center of these services will be personalized products such as photo books, greeting cards and calendars, all designed to be simple to create, share and enjoy. The phased roll out to select Shoppers Drug Mart stores will begin late this summer. Shoppers Drug Mart currently has digital photo services available in more than 700 stores.
“Shoppers Drug Mart has firmly established themselves as the trusted neighbourhood destination for Canadian families,” said Michael Finch, Group Vice President & General Manager, Business Operations, FUJIFILM Canada Inc. “Their reputation and national reach provides Fujifilm an ideal platform to offer Canadians effective and unique imaging solutions.”
FUJIFILM Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a leading imaging and information company. A leader in the development of technologies that provide the back bone for state-of-the-art Imaging, Graphic Arts, Photofinishing and Recording Media products, FUJIFILM Canada stands proud as a proven solutions-provider. For more information, visit http://www.fujifilm.ca.
About Shoppers Drug Mart
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 1,183 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 more than 51 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and seven luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company also owns and operates 63 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 in Ontario and Alberta.