Walgreen Co. March Sales Increase 17.4 Percent

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Walgreen Co.

    DEERFIELD, Ill., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --  Walgreen Co. (NYSE:   WAG) had
 March sales of $2,104,500,000, an increase of 17.4 percent from $1,793,012,000
 for the same month in 2000.  Sales in comparable stores (those open at least a
 year) rose 11.5 percent.
     March pharmacy sales increased 21.0 percent, while comparable pharmacy
 sales rose 17.3 percent.
     Calendar year-to-date sales were $6,084,838,000, an increase of
 18.1 percent from $5,153,113,000 in 2000.
     Fiscal year-to-date sales for the seven months were $14,147,718,000, up
 15.7 percent from $12,225,052,000 in 2000.
     Comparable store sales for the fiscal year to date increased 10.0 percent.
     Comparable store front-end sales increased 4.1 percent during March.
     Walgreens opened 41 stores during March, including nine relocations, and
 closed one store.  At March 31 the company operated 3,374 drugstores in
 43 states and Puerto Rico, versus 3,007 a year ago.
 
 

SOURCE Walgreen Co.
    DEERFIELD, Ill., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --  Walgreen Co. (NYSE:   WAG) had
 March sales of $2,104,500,000, an increase of 17.4 percent from $1,793,012,000
 for the same month in 2000.  Sales in comparable stores (those open at least a
 year) rose 11.5 percent.
     March pharmacy sales increased 21.0 percent, while comparable pharmacy
 sales rose 17.3 percent.
     Calendar year-to-date sales were $6,084,838,000, an increase of
 18.1 percent from $5,153,113,000 in 2000.
     Fiscal year-to-date sales for the seven months were $14,147,718,000, up
 15.7 percent from $12,225,052,000 in 2000.
     Comparable store sales for the fiscal year to date increased 10.0 percent.
     Comparable store front-end sales increased 4.1 percent during March.
     Walgreens opened 41 stores during March, including nine relocations, and
 closed one store.  At March 31 the company operated 3,374 drugstores in
 43 states and Puerto Rico, versus 3,007 a year ago.
 
 SOURCE  Walgreen Co.