Walgreens to Debut San Francisco Flagship Store on May 8 at the Corner of Powell and O'Farrell

Walgreens to Debut San Francisco Flagship Store on May 8 at the Corner of Powell and O'Farrell

Expansive, bi-level store will be the first of its kind in Northern California to bring customers a unique shopping experience

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Walgreens (NYS: WAG) (NAS: WAG) tomorrow will celebrate the official opening of its newest flagship store, located at Powell and O'Farrell streets in the heart of San Francisco's Union Square neighborhood. The store, which will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, features an extensive collection of innovative offerings and services unexpected from a drugstore. This expanded store is tailored to reflect the uniqueness of San Francisco, at a location where Walgreens has been present since 1946.

"This is our first flagship location in Northern California, and we look forward to helping the residents and visitors of the Union Square neighborhood get, stay and live well," said Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of operations and community management. "Our flagship stores are unlike any traditional drugstore and reflect our transformation into a retail health and daily living destination."

The store's expanded features include:

  • A LOOK Boutique beauty department featuring dozens of prestige and niche cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands not typically found in drugstores. As part of it, Britain's leading skincare and cosmetics brand, No7, created by Boots, will be available. No7 is well known for its internationally acclaimed range of anti-aging beauty serums, all independently scientifically tested. Specially-trained beauty advisors are on hand to offer guidance finding the best solutions for individual needs. Expert BROW shaping and grooming services will be available at the Ramy Eyebrow Bar.
  • Hundreds of fresh food items including produce and high-quality, on-the-go meal options such as wraps, sandwiches and salads made fresh daily.
  • A Coca-Cola Freestyle machine dispensing 130 varieties of Coca Cola fountain drinks.
  • Several flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt accompanied by an enticing toppings bar.
  • An Upmarket Café offering a barista preparing fresh brewed premium coffee and espressos. Local, freshly baked goods also are available.
  • A juice and smoothie bar featuring fresh fruits and vegetables included in distinct recipes.
  • A robust selection of beer, wine and spirits and quality products appropriate to celebrate special occasions.
  • A replica display of Ghirardelli Square that will pay homage to Ghirardelli's local history and will offer one of the largest selections of Ghirardelli premium chocolates and gift selections in the San Francisco area.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will commence the grand opening on May 8 at 10 a.m. In recognition of the community and the company's mission to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens will be presenting the San Francisco Police Department with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) as part of Walgreens commitment to the health of local residents. Walgreens is donating 10 AEDs - a squad car, from each of the city's 10 police districts, will receive a device.

The store will be open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight with pharmacy hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday.

About Walgreens

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 help 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 8,086 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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