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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.

Walgreens June Sales Increase 8.9 Percent

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 3, 2014 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) had June sales of $6.28 billion, an increase of 8.9 percent from $5.77 billion for the same month in fiscal 2013.

Walgreens Opens Flagship Drugstore in Iconic Wrigley Building

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 24, 2014 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will celebrate the opening of a new two-story, flagship drugstore in the north tower of  Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building on Wednesday, June 25.
 
Assisted by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly, representatives from the Magnificent Mile Association, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and others, Walgreens executives will mark the 27,800-square-foot store’s opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. tomorrow.  

 

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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.