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McKesson Canada and Sobeys National Pharmacy Group Announce New Long-Term Distribution Agreement

-- Agreement will drive efficiencies and add value for both companies. --

McKesson Canada and Sobeys National Pharmacy Group today announced the signing of a long-term distribution agreement that makes Lawton’s Drug Stores a primary distribution customer, enhancing McKesson Canada's presence in Atlantic Canada. The agreement is effective February 1st, 2017.

Both McKesson Canada and Sobeys have a long history as trusted partners in patient care through quality products and services. This agreement leverages the strength of McKesson Canada as a national leader in pharmaceutical supply chain management and Sobeys’ position as an important destination for health and wellness needs.

“We are excited about our expanded relationship with Sobeys,” stated Paula Keays, President, McKesson Canada. “We have great confidence in the exceptional value we provide our customers and we appreciate the opportunity to work with Sobeys in delivering a broad range of pharmaceutical products and services to their customers.”

McKesson Canada and Sobeys have worked together for several years to provide a wide variety of prescriptions and health services to customers. Today’s announcement will allow for a consistent source of supply across all regions where Sobeys and Lawton Drugs serve customers including Atlantic Canada.

As a result of this announcement, McKesson Canada will leverage its existing Atlantic Canada distribution centers while adding resources where required and anticipates employment levels to be net neutral in the region.


About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada. For more information:


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