MINNEAPOLIS - May 1, 2014
Target announced today that two Brunet Target affiliated pharmacies are now open at the Brossard and Sainte-Dorothée Target store locations. As previously announced, a total of 18 pharmacies operated by pharmacist-owners affiliated with Brunet will open at Target stores across Québec in 2014.
“Healthcare is an integral part of the Target brand experience and the newly opened Brunet Target affiliated pharmacies enable us to deliver superior, patient-focused healthcare to our guests across Quebec,” said Jeff May, director, healthcare operations, Target Canada. “Target is proud of its unique co-branding concept with Brunet, a well-established and highly respected banner in Quebec, which will enhance the guest experience.”
Target has developed a best-in-class franchise model for the Canadian market, and a similar model will be used in Quebec with Brunet. The pharmacies will carry Target owned brands such as up & up and provide guests with access to prescription, pharmacy and health consultation services. As well, guests will benefit from Brunet’s exclusive MaSanté online tool, which provides them with personalized options to access their file online.
“We are excited with the opening of the first Brunet Target affiliated pharmacies in Quebec and that our pharmacists’ knowledge and expertise will be offered to Target guests,” said Luc Martinovitch, vice-president and general manager, McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique inc. “Target is one of the strongest retail brands in North America and we’re thrilled to be working with them on this unique concept,” added Mr Martinovitch.
The Brunet Target openings follow last year’s announcement of a partnership between Target and METRO INC.’s subsidiary, McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique Inc., for the operation of pharmacies at the majority of Target locations across Quebec. Under this agreement, Brunet is responsible for recruiting pharmacists, providing these owner-pharmacists with technology and other patient systems, and providing supply chain and inventory management services.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,924 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.ca/corporateresponsibility.
Founded in 1855, Brunet's mission is to offer Quebeckers personalized advice and services related to their health. It constantly pursues the development of new products and services. Brunet is owned by McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique inc., a subsidiary of Metro Richelieu inc. McMahon operates a network of close to 200 pharmaceutical establishments under the Brunet, Brunet Plus, Brunet Clinique, Clini Plus and Brunet Target banners, employing almost 3,000 people.