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Walgreens President of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness Kermit Crawford Announces Retirement from Company after 31 Years; Will Continue to Serve as Senior Counselor to Walgreens President and CEO

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 24, 2014 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that Kermit Crawford, president of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness, has decided to retire after 31 years in a variety of advancing roles with the company to take on new opportunities, including continuing to serve as a senior counselor to Walgreens President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Wasson.

Walgreens Rewards Healthy Activities Through First Community Pharmacy Program To Include Behavior Change Training Based on Dr. B.J. Fogg’s Methodology

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 22, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) today introduced its new “Balance Rewards for healthy choices™” initiative to help participants modify behavior risk factors associated with the nation’s most urgent public health issues. This marks the first community pharmacy program that includes behavior change training based on noted psychologist Dr. B.J. Fogg’s methodology. The initiative, one of the pillars of Walgreens 81 million active member Balance® Rewards loyalty program, will incent adoption of healthy habits and reward those choices with Balance Rewards points.

More Patients Turning to Retail Clinics for Chronic Care and Preventive Services, New Walgreens Study Shows

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 17, 2014 - Retail clinics continue to play a growing and important role in health care delivery in the U.S., and a new research study from Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) shows patients are relying more on nurse practitioners at retail clinics to provide chronic and preventive health services. The study also reveals marked increases in the number of patients who are making return visits to clinics.

 

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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP

The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP provides free health screenings and services. The program features customized traveling education and health-screening vehicles that will visit thousands of communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Watch the video.

A Warehouse of Wonders

Thanks to special hiring efforts made at Walgreens distribution center in Anderson, S.C., about 40 percent of the employees hired there have either a physical or cognitive disability. A similar effort to hire people with disabilities was made at the Walgreens distribution center in Windsor, Conn., which opened in 2008. Watch the video of employee stories from Anderson.

Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” Bus Provides Mobile Tasting Tour

Walgreens is embarking on a mobile tasting tour providing samples of its innovative fresh food and refreshments to select cities across the nation. The Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” experience is brought to consumers via a custom-made, 40-foot bus. The “Up Market: Fresh” bus serves fresh-made juices, smoothies, frozen yogurts and coffees. Watch the video.