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Walgreens Brings New Approach to Pharmacy, Health and Daily Living to the Nation’s Capital

  Walgreens Brings New Approach to Pharmacy, Health and Daily Living to the
  Nation’s Capital

  New flagship store opening showcases transformation of community pharmacy

Business Wire

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- March 20, 2013

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) tomorrow will celebrate the official
opening of its newest Well Experience flagship store, located in Washington,
D.C. at 7th Street and H Street, NW. The store, which opens at 9:30 a.m. on
Thursday, March 21, showcases a unique pharmacy format that provides
comprehensive care such as health tests and immunizations, as well as health
and daily living offerings like fresh food and an enhanced beauty department.

Walgreens beauty section at the DC flagship store (Photo: Business Wire)

Walgreens beauty section at the DC flagship store (Photo: Business Wire)

“Every day, more than 6 million customers and patients visit us for convenient
access to innovative products, as well as health and wellness services to help
them get, stay and live well,” said Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of
operations and community management. “Together, our offerings demonstrate how
Walgreens is transforming daily living, pharmacy and health care experiences
nationwide.”

The store’s expanded features include:

  *An enhanced, state-of-the-art pharmacy designed to encourage greater
    interaction between pharmacists and patients. An iPad equipped health
    guide will help pharmacy customers navigate a wide range of health and
    wellness products, services and resources including immunizations and
    health tests. The pharmacy also features an “Ask Your Pharmacist” desk,
    consultation rooms and Express Rx kiosks for swift checkout.
  *A Take Care Clinic offering a wide range of health care services including
    vaccinations, health tests, physicals and treatments for common illnesses
    and minor injuries.
  *Aligned with the store opening, Walgreens and Bausch + Lomb recently
    announced a new SightSense™ online and in-store patient education program
    – an initiative to heighten eye health awareness and encourage consumers
    to take proactive steps to protect and preserve their sight. The program
    features a special eye health section on Walgreens.com that provides
    tools, information and resources to help consumers become informed and
    proactive in their eye health. The website also provides an eye care
    professional locator for consumers to find an eye doctor near them, as
    well as a list of upcoming in-store events.
  *A LOOK Boutique beauty department featuring dozens of prestige and niche
    cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands not typically found in drugstores.
    As part of it, Britain’s leading skincare brand, No7, created by Boots,
    will be available. No7 is well known for its internationally acclaimed
    range of anti-aging beauty serums, all independently scientifically
    tested. Specially-trained beauty advisors are on hand to offer guidance
    finding the best solutions for individual needs. A Nail Bar will offer
    professional manicures with the latest colors from essie and OPI. Expert
    shaping and grooming services will be available at the Eyebrow Bar.
  *Hundreds of fresh food items including produce and high-quality, on-the-go
    meal options such as wraps, sandwiches and salads made fresh daily.
  *A Coca-Cola Freestyle machine dispensing 130 varieties of Coca Cola
    fountain drinks.
  *Customers can also enjoy several flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt
    accompanied by an enticing toppings bar.
  *An Upmarket Café offering a barista preparing fresh brewed premium coffee
    and espressos.
  *A juice and smoothie bar featuring fresh fruits and vegetables included in
    distinct recipes.

The store will be open 24 hours every day with pharmacy hours from 8 a.m. to
10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a. m.
until 6 p.m. Sundays. Take Care Clinic hours from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for
health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million
customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and
services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services
and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services
includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along
with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower
costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health
systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates
8,071 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and
most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and
in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the
country.

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Contact:

Walgreens
Mai Lee Ua
office: 847-315-2141
mobile: 224-565-0352
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
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