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McKesson Canada announces the acquisition of Well.ca

Toronto, Canada – December 4, 2017 – McKesson Canada today announced the acquisition of Well.ca, bringing an offering of online commerce capabilities and a digital experience to McKesson Canada’s retail assets, including Rexall Drug Store®, and expanding its customer base.

With this acquisition, McKesson Canada’s retail operations and Well.ca will be better positioned to service customers through a strengthened portfolio of technology, distribution and innovation. 

“Today’s customer wants a digital experience,” said Domenic Pilla, CEO, McKesson Canada. “Combined with McKesson Canada’s distribution network and retail footprint, patients and customers will have convenient access and more choices to achieve their health and wellness goals.”

Well.ca is Canada’s leading online destination for health, wellness, natural and baby products and has been ranked in the top 5% of customer experience in Canada for the last three consecutive years. Well.ca’s focus on the customer aligns with McKesson Canada’s approach to patient care through efficiency and coordination across the supply chain.

“Well.ca’s “digital-first” approach to retail has continuously pushed the boundaries of the customer experience in Canada,” said Rebecca McKillican, CEO, Well.ca. “Together with McKesson Canada, we will be able to establish new business relationships and accelerate our mission to help our customers live healthier and happier lives.”

Well.ca and McKesson Canada have been working together since its inception in 2008 and McKesson Canada has become one of Well.ca’s most trusted partners. Well.ca will operate as a distinct business within McKesson Canada, while retaining its existing brand and remain headquartered in Guelph, Ontario. 

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.

About Well.ca

Well.ca is a proudly Canadian company that’s passionate about our customers, our business, and the products we offer. At Well.ca, we believe that Canadians should never have to compromise on the health, wellness, baby and beauty products that they choose for themselves and their families. With over 40,000 curated products, thousands of peer reviews, and Canada’s largest assortment of green and natural brands, we make it easy to make choices you can trust.

Media Contact

Darius Kuras

Sr. Advisor, External Communications

416.427.6510

darius.kuras@mckesson.ca