Uniprix Flyer Inc. (also known as Groupe Uniprix) is a Quebec company that brings together three banners, which meet the needs of each market: Uniprix, Uniprix Clinique and Uniprix Santé. Together, their shareholders constitute the largest group of independent pharmacists.
With annual sales of more than $ 1.6 billion, the Uniprix Group now employs some 4,000 people in more than 350 pharmacies located across Quebec. This is what makes it the second player on the Quebec retail pharmacy scene in Quebec, and the largest group of independent pharmacists in Quebec1.
The head office of the Uniprix Group, located in the Saint-Léonard borough in Montreal, employs nearly 150 people.
Uniprix has its own brand, Option +.
It was in 1977 that Uniprix was created. A group of independent pharmacists from across Quebec got together. Their goal was to take advantage of the purchasing power of a group and come together under a common banner, while remaining 100% pharmacist owners.
At the beginning of 1997, Uniprix bought the 53 branches of the Cumberland chain. He keeps 30 and sells the rest to his competitors. The number of pharmacies then drops from 160 to 190. This transaction allows the Uniprix Group to consolidate its second rank in the Quebec retail pharmacy market.
In 2006, more than 140 pharmacies affiliated with Clinique Santé joined the Uniprix Group. In 2017, the American company McKesson (the owner of Proxim) bought Uniprix.
From the beginning of the 1990s and until 2016, the actress Anick Lemay was their spokesperson for more than 10 years. In recent years, thanks to impactful advertising campaigns, Uniprix has established itself in a competitive and constantly evolving market. His message: health professionals concerned about your well-being, available and attentive to your needs. Since service is at the heart of the concerns of pharmacists and pharmacist-owners, the “Uniprix, c’est du bien” signature takes on its full meaning.
The mission of the company is to be the banner of pharmacists and family pharmacists closest to its neighborhood clientele, by offering personalized professional health / beauty products and services, at competitive prices, for the good- to be with its customers, in a place with a pleasant atmosphere.