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245, Jean Coutu Street

Varennes, QC J3X 0E1


Phone: 450-646-9760

Fax: 450-46-0550

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc. engages in the distribution and retailing of pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical products. As of February 28, 2009, the company operated a network of 353 franchised stores under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Santé Beauté and PJC Clinique, in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario. The company offers a range of services, including centralized purchasing, distribution, marketing, training, human resources, management, operational consulting and information systems, professional services, as well as participation in the private label programs. Professional and Commercial Activities Pharmacy: The company offers pharmacists many continuing education programs, including: quarterly lectures pertaining to different illnesses and their treatments; continuing education through correspondence courses and seminars; and periodic publications updating current market and industry trends. It also developed an in house training program for PJC drug clerks. Front End Merchandise: PJC franchised stores carry various front end merchandise, including over the counter medications, personal care products, private label products, as well as consumable, seasonal and promotional items tailored to local consumer tastes and demands. PJC franchised stores also carry a selection of beauty, cosmetics, and fragrance merchandise. Private Label and Exclusive Brand Products: PJC franchised stores carry approximately 3,050 private label and exclusive brand products. PJC's private label offerings include the Personnelle line of beauty and cosmetic products, over the counter medications, as well as personal and household care products. The company also offers a selection of household products. It also holds the rights for the sale in Canada of the Garraud Paris and Jean d'Estrées Paris lines of French cosmetic products and the Solfine Color line of Italian hair coloring. History The Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc. was founded in 1969.


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