Flu shots administered at pharmacies and clinics season-to-date were nearly 3.6 million versus approximately 4 million last year.Sales in comparable stores decreased by 5.9 percent for the month through Oct. 31. Calendar day shifts positively impacted total comparable sales by 2.3 percentage points, while generic drug introductions in the last 12 months negatively impacted total comparable sales by 5.8 percentage points. Registrations for Walgreens Balance™ Rewards loyalty program, which launched in September, totaled more than 28 million through Oct. 31. Calendar year-to-date sales were $57.96 billion, a decrease of 3.6 percent from $60.11 billion in 2011. Fiscal 2013 year-to-date sales for the two months were $11.48 billion, down 4.9 percent from $12.07 billion in fiscal 2012. Walgreens opened 21 stores during October, including five relocations. At Oct. 31, Walgreens operated 8,489 locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. That includes 8,030 drugstores, 244 more than a year ago, including 108 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.
|October Comparable Sales and Prescriptions Filled|
|Actual||Calendar Shift Impact||Generics Impact||Cough, Cold, Flu Impact||Flu Shot Impact|
|Total Comp Sales||-5.9%||2.3%||-5.8%||-0.1%||0.0%|
|Comp Front End||-2.9%||0.0%||-||-|
|Comp Rx Sales||-7.5%||3.6%||-9.0%||-0.2%||-0.1%|
|Comp Rx Scripts||-1.8%*||3.6%||-||0.2%||0.0%|
|*||Includes +2.2 percentage points from patients filling more 90-day prescriptions|