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Walgreens Celebrates Boston Flagship Store Opening with Ribbon Cutting



  Walgreens Celebrates Boston Flagship Store Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Business Wire

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- April 30, 2013

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will officially open the doors to its
newest flagship store on Wednesday, May 1. A ribbon cutting ceremony will
commence the grand opening on May 1 at 10 a.m. In recognition of the work by
first responders following the tragic events earlier this month in the Boston
area, Walgreens will be presenting donations during the ceremony totaling more
than $100,000 to the following local organizations: Boston Police Relief
Association, Boston Fire Department Children’s Fund, Boston EMS Relief
Association and One Fund Boson.

Walgreens and local leadership will be available for comment after the
ceremony. Visuals will include the opportunity to photograph the site and
spokespeople.

WHO:

  * Bryan Pugh, vice president of merchandising, store design and well
    experience, Walgreens
  * John Foley, corporate operations vice president, Walgreens
  * Dave White, market vice president of operations and community management,
    Walgreens
  * Peter Meade, Chief Economic Development Officer, City of Boston
  * Patrick Rose, treasurer, Boston Police Relief Association
  * Rich Parris, president, Boston Fire Department – Children’s Fund
  * Rob Locke, president, Boston EMS Relief Association

WHAT: Exclusive experience and preview of the flagship location:

  * Ceremonial ribbon cutting with Walgreens executives and local official.
  * Donation check presentation to local community organizations.
  * Pharmacy: An enhanced, state-of-the-art pharmacy designed to encourage
    greater interaction between pharmacists and patients.
  * LOOK Boutique: Showcasing upscale and premium beauty products and
    services.
  * Fresh/Up Market: Preview Walgreens approach to healthy, convenient and
    high-quality food offerings such as fro-yo and smoothies.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Walgreens at 10-24 School St. (Corner of School and Washington
streets), Boston, MA

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
8,077 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.

Contact:

Walgreens
Mai Lee Ua,  847-315-2141 (Office)
Mobile: 224-565-0352
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews; #BOSWAG
facebook.com/Walgreens
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