Walgreens' new flagship Well Experience store in Washington, DC, features fresh food, Take Care clinic, coffee, juice, smoothie bar; offerings demonstrate how chain is 'transforming' US pharmacy, health care experiences, says executive
March 21, 2013
– Walgreens (WAG) (WAG) tomorrow will celebrate the official opening of its newest Well Experience flagship store, located in Washington, D.C. at 7th Street and H Street, NW. The store, which opens at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, showcases a unique pharmacy format that provides comprehensive care such as health tests and immunizations, as well as health and daily living offerings like fresh food and an enhanced beauty department.
“Every day, more than 6 million customers and patients visit us for convenient access to innovative products, as well as health and wellness services to help them get, stay and live well,” said Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of operations and community management. “Together, our offerings demonstrate how Walgreens is transforming daily living, pharmacy and health care experiences nationwide.”
The store’s expanded features include:
The store will be open 24 hours every day with pharmacy hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a. m. until 6 p.m. Sundays. Take Care Clinic hours from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,071 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
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