Shoppers Drug Mart announced a 1.4% increase in sales to CAD2.39bn (£1.55bn) for its second quarter ended June 18.

Growth was driven by increases in non-pharmacy sales in all regions of Canada. On a like-for-like basis, total sales increased 0.8%.

Prescription sales decreased 1% to CAD$1.15bn (£746m) during the quarter, as growth in the number of prescriptions filled was offset by a reduction in average prescription value. Total like-for-like prescription counts were up 4.3%.