Stores closing???

Fontana, CA

#1 Jun 1, 2012
Heard from an insider today that corporate has begun plans to close stores that are "losing too much money." Plan is to target several underperforming stores per market who's leases are soon to be expired and that are surrounded by other nearby Walgreens. To soften the loss of Rx customers, some of those stores with decent script volume will be converted to express stores. Timeline is 3 years, which goes hand in hand with the timeframe in which the Medco contract is set to expire. Sad for WAG...:(

East Northport, NY

#2 Jun 1, 2012
close them all people are migrating to cvs walmart and target anyway

Since: Mar 12

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#3 Jun 1, 2012
What is an express store?

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#4 Jun 2, 2012
wagslavefornow wrote:
What is an express store?

A very small Walgreen'd that was just a Pharmacy and OTC items. Thought they got rid of the last of them years ago.
matt hooper

West Haven, CT

#5 Jun 2, 2012
cheif brody, are you going to close the beaches?

yes, we are.

Owings Mills, MD

#6 Jun 2, 2012
Are you confusing this with Walmart express?

Kaukauna, WI

#7 Jun 2, 2012
close em all, they are all eyesores anyway..

Providence, RI

#8 Jun 2, 2012
These stores are called "the biggest loser" list by corp. > 1 million lost each in the past year.

Louisville, KY

#9 Jun 2, 2012
the worst performing store in my district, they are going to move and rebuild it so i'm not so sure about this rumor
Walked Out

San Jose, CA

#10 Jun 2, 2012
I hope this company's stock continues to crash and burn until it's trading for under $1 like Rite Aid is.
esi apologist

West Haven, CT

#11 Jun 2, 2012
gpowner1 wrote:
the worst performing store in my district, they are going to move and rebuild it so i'm not so sure about this rumor
see thats what i dont get. the only thing i can assume is that some of these projectrs awere already too far along to cancel. because make no mistake, the company is in trouble,
teed off

Ardsley, NY

#12 Jun 2, 2012
Some of their new stores at least in my district are never gonna be profitable. We have rents of 60-90 k a month. My stores monthly expenses are nearly 180k. We need sales in the 650k a month (ss and rx) to break even. Not in mmy district where obly top 7 stores.have those sales.

And stores have similar occupancy costs

Milwaukee, WI

#13 Jun 2, 2012
Wag took on to much to fast and when that happens, they loose to much to fast, stock in the twenties now? WOW

Portage, MI

#14 Jun 2, 2012
You guys are haters and you all can suck it.yeah I said it..suck it baby

Tinley Park, IL

#15 Jun 2, 2012
Truth hurts as always.

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