Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation reveals details of a beauty masterpiece: Murale(TM)



    
    New beauty concept store will help women discover their own beautiful
    with an unprecedented selection of premium brands and unparalleled
    service
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation (TSX:SC) today
announced that beginning this November, it will reveal its innovative and
exciting new retail beauty concept store: Murale(TM).
    Murale, a name that is distinctive, expressive and highly suggestive of
art and beauty, will be a new beauty destination for those seeking
unparalleled service and access to the world's best beauty brands. Emphasis on
advanced dermatological skin care and luxury beauty, an elevated level of
expertise, personal service and unbiased advice will come together in an
atmosphere that caters to creativity and accessibility.
    "Murale is a beauty masterpiece that will give access to the most
innovative and leading beauty products, services, consultation, and advice,"
says Jurgen Schreiber, President and CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart. "In developing
this concept we truly had no boundaries or borders, allowing us to select the
finest products and expert services in beauty."
    The Company plans to launch two stores prior to the end of 2008. The
first highly anticipated Murale will open in the nation's capital, Ottawa, in
Place D'Orleans this November. The concept's premiere in Ottawa will be
followed closely by the opening of Murale's first flagship store in the
prominent Galerie Place Ville-Marie in Montreal.

    Murale Beauty Brands

    Showcasing the best beauty brands from around the globe, Murale will
house over 200 select dermatological, luxury beauty, fragrance and niche
brands. Leading the way in prestige cosmetics, Murale will feature trusted and
sought after brands. Within the dermatological and niche categories, Murale
will debut exciting new lines never before available in Canada and some first
to North America.
    "Luxury beauty isn't about price, it's about how a product makes you feel
inside and out," says Shelley Rozenwald, President, Murale. Staying true to
that philosophy, Murale's collection of brands will appeal to differing tastes
and price points.

    Murale Beauty Service

    In addition to providing the best in global beauty brands, what will set
the Murale shopping experience apart is the elevated level of expertise
available. Everyone's taste and definition of luxury beauty is unique.
Offering unbiased beauty advice, the Murale Beauty and Fragrance Experts and
Makeup Artists will be committed to finding the right brands, palettes, and
fragrances to suit each customer's personal beauty needs and will also provide
professional tips for flawless application. Focused on personalized
consultation, Murale's highly-trained, professional service advisors,
including a diverse skin care team, comprised of an Aesthetician, a Pharmacist
and a Skin Care Professional, will offer a level of service unparalleled in
the industry.
    "We're passionate about helping everyone find their own beautiful," adds
Rozenwald. "With the team we've created we can prescribe a personal beauty
formula, whether it be selecting a new shade for the season or developing a
thorough skin care regime, for everyone that walks through Murale's door."

    Murale Beauty Environment

    Murale's design is sleek, elegant, contemporary, and inviting with ample
space for customers to touch, feel and discover the extensive range of beauty
products, as well as interact with the experts. The result is a unique and
inviting shopping experience that promises to delight, surprise and inspire.

    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 1,090 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 15 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name
Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec). As well, the
Company owns and operates 65 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.





For further information:

For further information: Tammy Smitham, Director, Communications &
Corporate Affairs, Shoppers Drug Mart, (416) 490-2892,
tsmitham@shoppersdrugmart.ca


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