Walgreens to Debut San Francisco Flagship Store on May 8 at the Corner of Powell and O’Farrell

  Walgreens to Debut San Francisco Flagship Store on May 8 at the Corner of
  Powell and O’Farrell

Expansive, bi-level store will be the first of its kind in Northern California
               to bring customers a unique shopping experience

Business Wire

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- May 7, 2013

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) tomorrow will celebrate the official
opening of its newest flagship store, located at Powell and O’Farrell streets
in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood. The store, which
will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, features an extensive collection of
innovative offerings and services unexpected from a drugstore. This expanded
store is tailored to reflect the uniqueness of San Francisco, at a location
where Walgreens has been present since 1946.

“This is our first flagship location in Northern California, and we look
forward to helping the residents and visitors of the Union Square neighborhood
get, stay and live well,” said Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of operations
and community management. “Our flagship stores are unlike any traditional
drugstore and reflect our transformation into a retail health and daily living

The store’s expanded features include:

  *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 and cosmetics 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.
    Expert BROW shaping and grooming services will be available at the Ramy
    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.
  *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. Local, freshly baked goods also are available.
  *A juice and smoothie bar featuring fresh fruits and vegetables included in
    distinct recipes.
  *A robust selection of beer, wine and spirits and quality products
    appropriate to celebrate special occasions.
  *A replica display of Ghirardelli Square that will pay homage to
    Ghirardelli’s local history and will offer one of the largest selections
    of Ghirardelli premium chocolates and gift selections in the San Francisco

A ribbon cutting ceremony will commence the grand opening on May 8 at 10 a.m.
In recognition of the community and the company’s mission to help people get,
stay and live well, Walgreens will be presenting the San Francisco Police
Department with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) as part of Walgreens
commitment to the health of local residents. Walgreens is donating 10 AEDs – a
squad car, from each of the city’s 10 police districts, will receive a device.

The store will be open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight with pharmacy hours from
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and 9
a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday.

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 help 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
8,086 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


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