Target exit leaves pharmacists in lurch

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Target’s departure from Canada creates uncertainty for suppliers and in particular for its pharmacy franchisees who each invested at least $50,000 in inventory, according to Report on Business. Rifts with suppliers and pharmacists began early on, according to industry insiders, with some pharmacists banding together in an association to take on the retailer. Still, the suddenness of the announcement took some suppliers by surprise. “They were really starting to get it together,” said Gary Grundman, whose firm supplied private-label fashion accessories to the chain.