Walgreens opened nine stores during January, including two relocations, acquired two stores and closed two.
On Jan. 31, Walgreens operated 8,532 locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. That includes 8,067 drugstores, 237 more than a year ago, including 106 net stores acquired over the last 12 months. The company also operates infusion and respiratory services facilities, specialty pharmacies and mail service facilities. Its Take Care Health Systems subsidiary manages more than 700 in-store convenient care clinics and worksite health and wellness centers.
|January Comparable Sales and Prescriptions Filled|
|Total Comp Sales||3.7||%||1.3||%||-3.9||%||0.9||%||0.7||%|
|Comp Front End||-0.4||%||-||-||-||-|
|Comp Rx Sales||6.2||%||2.0||%||-6.0||%||1.5||%||1.1||%|
|Comp Rx Scripts||13.6||%*||2.0||%||-||2.3||%||2.0||%|
|* Includes +0.9 percentage point from patients filling more 90-day prescriptions|
Please note: Sales numbers and the adjustments shown in the table are preliminary, unaudited and subject to revision. Comparable stores are defined as those drugstore locations open for at least 12 consecutive months without closure for seven or more consecutive days and without a major remodel or a natural disaster in the past 12 months. Acquired operating locations and relocations are not included as comparable stores for the first 12 months after the acquisition or relocation.
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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including,
but not limited to, those described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our
most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is incorporated herein by
reference, and in other documents that we file or furnish with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or
uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove
incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or
anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the
extent required by law, Walgreens does not undertake, and expressly
disclaims, any duty or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking
statement after the date of this report, whether as a result of new
information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.
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