Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rexall Orderlies

Pictorial Brighton 1859-1984.  Brighton Anniversary Book Committee, 1984.
Rexall came to Canada in 1904.  The company went into decline in the late 1950's.  

Below, from an Amazon summary of Mickey C. Smith's 2004 book, The Rexall Story: A History of Genius and Neglect:

In the second half of the twentieth century, 20 percent (10,000) of all retail druggists were Rexall druggists. Now there are none, and this book explains why!  
The Rexall Story: A History of Genius and Neglect shows how a brilliant and successful business/pharmacy venture was allowed to fail through carelessness and an inattention to the original formula of the company. From the celebrated genius of Louis Liggett—who started United Drug in 1903—to the business’s demise nearly 75 years later, this significant text will provide you with new insight into the pharmacy industry. 


Liz said...

Rexall is alive and well. They have more than 450 stores!

The Duke said...

Curious that they succeeded in staying afloat in Canada, while the U.S. parent company fell apart.