Walgreens Debuts New York City Flagship Store In Union Square

        Walgreens Debuts New York City Flagship Store In Union Square

Expansive, Multi-level Walgreens Brings a Unique Health and Daily Living
Experience to the Heart of Manhattan

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG)
announced today the official grand re-opening of its newest 24/7 flagship
store, located in Union Square, Manhattan. The store, which will open at 10:30
a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, features an innovative health and daily living
offering unexpected from a typical drugstore. Walgreens opened in the historic
Union Square area in 2001 and has now renovated the store to to feature its
new Well Experience format.

"Walgreens is thrilled to provide customers our newest New York flagship
location - unlike any traditional drugstore – in Manhattan's historic Union
Square," said Skip Bourdo, Walgreens market vice president. "This location has
been transformed to become customers' first choice for health and daily
living, and we look forward to continuing to help the residents and visitors
of the Union Square neighborhood get, stay and live well."

The store's expanded features include:

  oWalgreens new Well Experience format, offering new products, services and
    solutions delivered in unique and innovative ways and customized for the
    local community.
  oAn advanced printing and photo lab providing expanded printing
    capabilities for creative projects that include a full photo lab
    processing 35mm film, posters, banners, photo books, folded cards and
    calendars – all available in one hour.
  oNew, Upmarket consumable offerings providing an ultra-fresh selection of
    professional chef-rolled sushi, sandwiches, wraps and ready-to-eat cut
    fruits and vegetables; all offering a healthier solution to typical fast
    food choices. Walgreens core food categories also include a wider range of
    frozen foods and entrees as well as expanded deli dairy items to round out
    a more complete range of options.
  oA new checkout format for customers offering greater access to the main
    registers and arranged in a way that will guide customers through easily,
    making for an overall quicker checkout.
  oWeb Pickup, which allows customers to access the entire store's online
    item assortment and pickup purchases in-store. Once an order is picked,
    the customer will receive an email and/or text message notifying them that
    the order is ready for pickup.
  oAn expanded beauty and personal care section creating a best-in-class
    destination shopping experience for categories including skincare, color
    cosmetics, hair care, dental, grooming and baby.

Bourdo will kick off an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 23 at 10 a.m.
Other Walgreens executives in attendance will include: Leslie Higgins, market
pharmacy director; Ladonna Candia-Flanagan, market loss prevention director;
and Janice Francis, human resource and talent manager.

About Walgreens
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and
daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. 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 8,200 drugstores in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems
is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager
of worksite health and wellness centers, provider practices, and in-store
convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.

SOURCE Walgreens

Website: http://www.walgreens.com
Contact: Robert Ford, rford@5wpr.com, 212-999-5585
 
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