Loblaw extends hours at select Ontario pharmacies

BRAMPTON, ON, May 25 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure customers get the best service, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is pleased to announce today that it has extended its pharmacy hours at select Loblaw banner stores in Ontario. Not only do customers get the convenience of an in-store pharmacy when they shop for groceries and other home needs, they now will have the added benefit of enhanced pharmacy service with new extended hours.

"Our customers' interests are paramount and availability of quality service and care on a schedule that fits their lifestyle is important to them. We are constantly striving to ensure they get the best service, which includes extending opening hours," said Andrew Iacobucci, senior vice-president, Drug Business Unit, Loblaw Companies Limited.

Loblaw is also enhancing pharmacy service by rolling out new information technology and implementing new methods to improve prescription processing times in its pharmacies to allow pharmacists to spend more time with their patients. The Company is recruiting incremental pharmacy students and interns along with pharmacists to help ensure customers' needs are met.

Customers will find extended pharmacy hours at select Real Canadian Superstore(R), Loblaw Superstore(TM), Loblaws(R) and Loblaw Great Food(TM), Zehrs(R) and Zehrs Great Food(TM), Fortinos(R) and Your Independent Grocer. To learn more about what Loblaw banner store pharmacies offer, including specific locations and hours, visit www.drugstorepharmacy.ca.

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ over 138,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice(R), no name(R) and Joe Fresh Style(R) brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial(R) services and offers the PC(R) points loyalty program.

SOURCE Loblaw Companies Limited

For further information: For further information: please contact Loblaw Public Relations at pr@loblaw.ca, (905) 459-2500

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