Welcome to our Friendly Drugmarts

With a long standing history in the community of Sault Ste. Marie, IDA Drug Mart strives to make every one of our customers pleased with our products and services.

Whether it is through the care of our pharmaceutical team, through the experts at our newly acquired Gift Shop “Sweet Greetings,” or through the exceptional level of customer service offered by our employees, visitors can feel at “home” at IDA Drug Mart.

The company is well rooted in our community as it started as an independent pharmacy in 1957 known as Palumbo’s Pharmacy.

It was founded by Joe Disano and Ron Disano who grew the local business over sixty three years and into four locations. Since then, we have employed tens of thousands of Saultites, sponsored thousands of youth/adult sporting teams, charities, and local benefits, as IDA pharmacy recognizes members of our community as family!

We have four locations to serve you better, including:

1) Ideal I.D.A. Drug Mart located at 1416 Wellington St E
2) Market Mall IDA Pharmacy located at 275 Second Line W
3) Wellington Square IDA Drug Mart located at 625 Trunk Rd
4) Station Mall IDA Drug Mart located at 293 Bay St

When visiting our locations, enjoy a unique shopping experience that allows for exceptional finds like Aurora Italian Products and high quality home decor and gift-wear options. Beautiful hand-made baskets with homemade baked goods are also available and can be delivered to your doorstep.

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Meet Our Partners

The team at IDA Drugmarts Sault Ste. Marie is dedicated to offering you the best in advice and support for your overall health and wellness. Whether you require pharmaceutical services, affordable and quality products, as well as gift items, our team is prepared to go above and beyond to serve you. Reach out to our experts today.

Joe Greco Senior

Joe is the son-in-law of founder Ron Disano and father of Joseph Greco. He has worked for the company since 1981 when he was 19 years old, beginning as a stock boy and moving up the ranks. Joe is the General Manager of the company and brings 38 years of knowledge, experience and tradition to the team.

Joe is extremely passionate when it comes to these stores, he works night and day to help his son and his partners achieve as much success as possible. Joe knows how to take care of his customers to the highest standards and instil the family tradition within all of his staff.

Joe’s hard work and dedication is contagious, empowering and enviable to anyone who works for him and with him. Joe shares the goals of the partners, and is working hard with them to develop the best customer service in the city.

Joseph Greco

Joseph Greco is the grandson of founder Ron Disano, and cousin of founder Joe Disano, who started the company in 1957. Joseph has had a passion for the family business since he was a young boy and has accomplished his dream of keeping his family business in the family, along with the help of his partners. Joseph worked in the pharmacies from a young age, stocking shelves when he was in elementary school and when he was old enough to officially work at the age of 15.

Joseph completed his undergraduate degree at Algoma University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, he graduated Honours Cum Laude in 2014. Joseph then graduated with a Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at Bond University in Australia in 2016, with Honours.

One thing that Joseph wants to accomplish as one of the new owners is ensuring that every single one of his customers is happy; the phrase “you can’t make everyone happy” is not in his vocabulary.

Mark Febbraro

Mark Febbraro has worked for the company since 2006 when he was just 15 years old. Mark worked as a student for many years before he graduated as a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Ferris State Faculty of Pharmacy in 2016, Mark works at the Wellington Square I.D.A. Drug Mart Location.

Mark and Joseph Greco attended high-school together and often spoke about one day being able to run the pharmacies together. Mark has built a special bond with his partners, and considers them his brothers.

Mark, like his partners, is rooted in family, and enjoys being able to be part of a true family company, that has always been a family company and always will be a family company. Mark strives, along with his partners, to ensure that every individual who interacts with our stores is happy and satisfied.

Sam DeSumma

Sam DeSumma has worked for the company since 1987, he began as a student, and in 1991 graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy. Sam has worked at the Market Mall I.D.A. Drug Mart location since 1994, he provides service to his patients in both English and Italian.

Sam has had a passion for the company since his first day, and he was quickly taken under the wings of Joe and Ron Disano who immediately fell in love with his passion for their drug stores. Sam is a fixture of the Market Mall I.D.A, and a role model throughout the entire company, the success of the Market Mall I.D.A. is largely due to the efforts of Sam, and his staff who work together as a family every single day.

Sam shares the goal of his partners, to ensure the best service to our patients that will not be beat by any other drug store in Sault Ste. Marie.

Frank Perna

Frank has worked for the company since 2006, he graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Biology in 1995 and the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy in 2005, he then moved back to Sault Ste. Marie as his family is rooted here.

Frank began with the company at the Market Mall I.D.A. where he met his partner Sam DeSumma and has worked at the Station Mall I.D.A. Drug Mart location since 2007, where he met his partner Joseph Greco.

Frank immediately built a special bond with Sam and Joseph, one that has lasted many years and built on the family atmosphere of our Drug Stores.

To Frank, there’s nothing more important than family, and he considers all of his patients and staff as part of his family. Frank believes the only way to provide the best service to our patients is to consider them to be family, and if that is accomplished, no other pharmacy will be able to beat our quality of service.

Jennifer Kotyk

Sweet Greetings Manager

After 36 years as a business owner I have been fortunate enough to become part of the new team at IDA. Joe Greco’s grandad was our neighbour on Drake Street and I watched Joe grow up. Joe has always been a supporter of my business, Sweet Greetings, and regularly told me that some day I’d be part of his vision for his family’s business. Fast forward to 2019/2020, the new partnership was achieved.

Our goal is to continue to build upon the relationships Sweet Greetings has with our customers while building a new fresh and expanded experience.

We want our customers to have the choice to shop local, receive same same day delivery, excellent customer service, and, as always, find the perfect gift basket. 

Our Mission Is to Provide a Professional & Exceptional Experience

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Experienced Pharmacists

Our pharmaceutical team works to understand your overall medical needs. We work with you and your doctor to make your health our top priority.

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Professional & Friendly Staff

We value our customers and their loyalty. We strive to offer the best in customer experience and intend to go above and beyond your expectations every time you visit.

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Call in Clinic

We will connect you to a doctor so that you can discuss with them your health concerns. We will then work with the doctor to ensure you health care needs are met.

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Essential Products

We supply the local community with essential products including grocery items, vitamins, health care products, cosmetics and more.

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We Deliver

We deliver for FREE in Sault Ste. Marie and Searchmont, Garden River, Goulais Bay, Heyden, Batchewana, Thessalon, and St. Joseph Island.

 

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Gift Shop

We offer an exceptional gift shop with custom made baskets and gift ideas for a variety of occassions.

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Locally Owned and Operated since 1957

About Us

Our pharmacies have been serving you since 1957. We continue to expand our stores with new services and products to help you maintain your health and wellness, and provide all our customers with expert advice, health care knowledge and personalized service.

Our ongoing commitment to care for our communities is also evident in our community involvement, in-store health clinics, and our knowledgeable, courteous staff in all four locations.

Ideal Drug Mart
705.759.4818

1416 Wellington St. E,
P6A 2P7

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Market Mall
705.253.1121

275 Second Line W
P6C 2J4

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Wellington Square
705.945.8088

625 Trunk Rd
P6A 3T1

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Station Mall
705.949.7331

293 Bay St
P6A 1X3

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5pm