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Walgreens reports increase in same-store sales
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Published: 10/5/2010 2:13 PM | Updated: 10/5/2010 2:13 PM

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Walgreen Co. reported Tuesday that September comparable store sales increased .4 percent over last year. The company said sales were $5.64 billion, an increase of 5.3 percent, from $5.36 billion for the same month in fiscal 2010.

Duane Reade stores, acquired in April, contributed 2.8 percentage points to the total sales increase for the month. September pharmacy comparable pharmacy sales increased .3 percent.

Prescriptions filled at comparable stores increased .8 percent in September, including 1.4 percentage points due to more patients filling 90-day prescriptions. Flu shots administered at pharmacies and clinics during September totaled around 2 million with nearly 2.25 million flu shots having been administered season-to-date.

Walgreens opened 24 stores during September, including four relocations, acquired three and closed four.