The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

August 05, 2008 07:00 ET

New at Jean Coutu !

A new on-line service to facilitate Back-to-School shopping

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (TSX:PJC.A) is very happy to announce the launch of an all new on-line service : the School Supply list. Easy and practical, this service offers parents the possibility of ordering their school supplies on the site and to pick up the selected items at the Jean Coutu store of their choice.

"As kids get ready to return to school, a time of year that is especially hectic for parents, the Jean Coutu Group and its network of affiliated pharmacists are very proud to be able to facilitate their task by offering this on-line service. This initiative is a first in the pharmacy retail industry in Quebec; it corresponds to our vision and demonstrates our commitment to provide added value to our customers" said Alain Lafortune, senior vice president, purchasing and marketing, at the Jean Coutu Group.

Sorted by category, the school supplies are easy to find in the designated section of the site. On-line shoppers are just a few clicks away from drawing up their order. Once the order is completed and sent to the store of their choice, customers receive, 48 hours later, a confirmation from that store that the order is ready for pick up and payment !

The School Supply List is an ideal service for people wanting to save both time and money !

About the Jean Coutu Group

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. operates a network of 336 franchised drugstores in Canada located in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario (under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique and PJC Sante Beaute) and employs more than 16,000 people. The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Company holds a significant interest in Rite Aid Corporation, one of the United States' leading drugstore chains with more than 5,000 drugstores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

Contact Information

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    The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
    Information :
    Helene Bisson
    Public relations
    450-646-9611 ext. 1165