Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



We plan to grow our store base by approximately 1.5 to 2.5 percent in fiscal 2013.



In  fiscal 2012, we opened a total of 212 new locations and acquired 54 locations, for a net increase of 175 after relocations and closings.



The average size for a typical Walgreens is about 14,500 square feet and the sales floor averages about 11,300 square feet.



There are several factors that we take into account, such as major intersections, traffic patterns, demographics and locations near hospitals. We prepare more than 100 pages of research for every site under construction.



We filled 784 million prescriptions in fiscal 2012.



We employ 240,000 people.





Each store provides about 18,000 different items.



As of May 31, 2013, Walgreens operated 8,096 drugstores. In addition to its drugstores, Walgreens also operates worksite health centers, home care facilities and specialty and mail service pharmacies. Its Take Care Health Systems subsidiary is the largest and most comprehensive provider of worksite health and wellness centers and convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.



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Walgreens leads the chain drugstore industry in sales and profit.





Our fiscal 2013 fourth quarter earnings will be announced Oct. 1, 2013.



Walgreens Annual Shareholders' Meeting is held each year on the second Wednesday in January.



Our fiscal year ends on August 31.



Moody's rates Walgreens long-term debt Baa1 and short-term debt P-2. Standard & Poor's rates Walgreens long-term debt BBB and short-term debt A-2.



Walgreens has declared seven two-for-one stock splits since 1980.
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