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Kentucky Re-Examines State Laws On Sale Of Liquor

One U.S. district judge calls Kentucky’s law prohibiting the sale of wine and liquor in c-stores and grocery stores “unconstitutional.” A U.S. district judge ruled Tuesday that a Kentucky law prohibiting grocery and convenience stores from selling wine and liquor is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of Louisville, Ky., said the state

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Walgreens Decreases Sales In July

Walgreens experiences slightly fewer sales in July 2012 compared with July 2011. Walgreens announced a 3.7% decrease in July sales from the same month in fiscal 2011. The company reported sales of $5.59 billion in July 2012 compared with the $5.81 billion from July 2011. Compared with prior months during this calendar year, July sales

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Walgreens Helps Customers Navigate In-Store

Walgreens creates a new app to help customers find what they need on their shopping trips. Walgreens partnered with aisle411, a mobile retail navigation service, to create a virtual map of its store layouts for smartphones. Walgreens is the first national retailer to map all of its stores with a mobile app. The app will

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Walgreens June Sales Decrease 6.8%

Customer traffic in comparable stores decreased 2.3% while basket size increased 1.3%. Walgreens has announced June sales of $5.63 billion, a decrease of 6.8% from $6.04 billion for the same month in fiscal 2011. Compared with prior months during this calendar year, June sales comparisons were significantly impacted by calendar day shifts and an increase

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Walgreens Hosts Summit On Disability Employment

Walgreens’ new goal is to fill 20% of its distribution center jobs with people with disabilities. Top-level executives from more than a dozen major U.S. companies joined with government officials to launch a nationwide public-private sector initiative to advance employment of people with disabilities. The companies and officials plan to work together to achieve common

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Speedway and Costco Rank High On Services

American consumers rate Speedway, Costco, Walgreens and Target high in Harris Poll’s latest study. While some retailers have been challenged this year by the U.S. economy, some retail brands managed to keep business steady, partly due to their brand equity. The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend (EQ) study surveyed American consumers about brands across several retail

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Walgreens March Sales Decrease 4.3%

Walgreens had March sales of $6.02 billion, a decrease of 4.3% from $6.29 billion for the same month in fiscal 2011. Total front-end sales increased 2.5% compared with the same month in 2011, while comparable store front-end sales increased 1.2%. Customer traffic in comparable stores decreased 1% while basket size increased 2.2%. “We continued to

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Walgreens’ February Sales Increase 1.5%

Walgreens opened 10 stores during February, including one relocation, and acquired one. Walgreens had February sales of $5.86 billion, an increase of 1.5% from $5.77 billion for the same month in fiscal 2011. This year’s total February sales benefited from one extra day because of leap year. All comparable store sales and prescription figures below

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Walgreens January Sales Decrease 2.3%

Comparable front end sales increase 1.6% from January 2011. Walgreens had January sales of $5.80 billion, a decrease of 2.3% from $5.93 billion for the same month in fiscal 2011. Total front-end sales increased 2.7% in January 2012 compared with the same month in 2011, while comparable store front-end sales increased 1.6%, following a 0.6%

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Walgreens Reports December Sales Increase of 2.7%

 The drug store chain opened nine new locations in December. Walgreens has reported December sales of $6.98 billion, an increase of 2.7% from $6.80 billion for the same month in fiscal 2011. Total front-end sales increased 1.4% in December 2011 for the drug store chain, compared with the same month in 2010, while comparable store

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Walgreens to Give Away One Million Redbox Movies

The first 130 Walgreens customers at stores on Thanksgiving nationwide will receive a Redbox promotional code for a free one-day DVD rental.   Walgreens is offering one million reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving by rewarding the first 130 customers to make a purchase at more than 7,700 locations nationwide on Thanksgiving Day with a

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Walgreens Adds Kronik Energy Drinks

Walgreens is adding KroniCo LLC’s Kronik Energy drink formulas to 261 locations throughout Southern California. Already the fourth best-selling brand in Arizona and officially known as “Chronic Fatigue’s worst nightmare,” Kronik Energy drinks are a major player in the energy category. “We are so honored to be welcomed into the Walgreens family; this is a

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Walgreens Debuts Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Orlando

Drugstore chain helps build Orlando electric vehicle charging infrastructure with the addition of eight stations expected by the end of October. Walgreens is set to unveil its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Orlando at its International Drive and Sand Lake Road location with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Eastern time, as City

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Walgreens Reaches 100th Solar Power Installation

Drugstore chain on track to have the most solar power installations among retailers nationwide. Walgreens is marking its continued commitment to sustainability with its 100th rooftop solar power system installation in Mason, Ohio. Since its first solar installation in 2007, Walgreens has expanded its plans to include stores and distribution centers in Connecticut, New Jersey,

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Building Better Beer Sales

While many trends impact the beer category, the one that will most directly influence how marketers do business is the continued demand for more choices by the consumer.  By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. It’s been two years since Walgreens jumped back into the beer and wine business, and at least three convenience store operators in

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RaceTrac To Offer DNA Energy Drink At All Florida Stores

RaceTrac joins Walgreens and Circle K in offering DNA products statewide. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. is expanding DNA Brands’ presence in Florida by approving DNA Energy Drink for sale at all its Florida locations. RaceTrac operates more than 300 stores under the RaceTrac name in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. “After approximately one year of

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Walgreens July Sales Up 4.7%

Fiscal 2011 year-to-date sales up 7% from fiscal 2010. Walgreens opened 13 stores during the month of July, including three relocations, and closed one store for a net increase of nine in the month. The drug store chain reported July sales of $5.82 billion, an increase of 4.7% from $5.56 billion for the same month

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Retailers Pledge to Expand Healthy Food Options

Several c-stores and grocery stores agreed to join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) with First Lady Michelle Obama to expand value and health foods to more impoverished U.S. communities.  The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), together with First Lady Michelle Obama, announced that leading grocery retailers have committed to bring healthy, affordable

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Walgreens is Adding Charging Stations To 800 Stores

Walgreen Co. continues to grow its electric-vehicle charging station program, which helps to boost U.S. energy initiatives. Walgreen Co. is expanding its electric-vehicle charging station program at some 800 of its 7,733 stores by the end of 2011, MarketWatch reported. The drugstore chain operator began its charging station program late last year, as electricity producer

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Walgreens Broadens Social Media Presence

The drug store chain surpasses one million Facebook fans, integrates its store network through Facebook and Foursquare. Walgreens the 110-year-old drugstore chain once known for its soda fountains and surgical dressings, is now making a name for itself in social media. The company recently surpassed one million fans on Facebook, the world’s largest social platform,

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Walgreens Expands Food Offering in Bayview

Larger assortment of produce, whole grains and lean protein helps address the need for access to healthier foods in food deserts. Walgreens is celebrating the expansion of its fresh food selection at the location at 3rd Street and Williams Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview community. The drugstore now offers a larger assortment of fresh fruits,

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Walgreens Rolls Out New Web Pickup Service

More than 480 stores in Chicago and surrounding suburbs to offer new service, with curbside delivery coming soon to select locations. Walgreens has combined the convenience of online shopping with its neighborhood stores, introducing its new Web Pickup service at locations throughout the Chicago area. Chicago is the first full market rollout for Web Pickup,

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Dallas Walgreens Launches Electric Vehicle Charging

New charging station is the first of 18 planned for Walgreens locations across Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Walgreens is helping to launch the nation’s first privately funded and comprehensive electric vehicle charging network with an initial station at the Walgreens drugstore at Belt Line Road and Montfort Drive in Dallas. The drugstore retailer is working with

Egg Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania Court

A group of grocery and convenience store chains, including Kroger, Walgreens, Safeway and Albertsons have filed a lawsuit claiming many of the nation’s largest egg producers, egg processors and their trade groups have engaged in a decade-long price fixing conspiracy for eggs sold to stores and restaurants nationwide, the Hoosier AG Today reported. The grocery

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Walgreens To Add Charging Stations

Drug store retailer Walgreens and energy company NRG Energy have teamed to deliver the first privately-funded electric vehicle network in the U.S., Energyefficiencynews.com reported. Some 18 eVgosm high-powered rapid charging stations are scheduled to be rolled out at Walgreens stores across Houston, Texas, starting in February. “Our neighborhood stores will be a great and convenient

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