Walgreens Celebrates San Francisco Flagship Store Opening with Ribbon Cutting

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Walgreens (NYS: WAG) (NAS: WAG) will officially open the doors to its newest flagship store on Wednesday, May 8. A ribbon cutting ceremony will commence the grand opening at 10 a.m.

Walgreens leadership will be available for comment after the ceremony. Visuals will include the opportunity to photograph the site and spokespeople.


  • Bryan Pugh, vice president of merchandising, store design and well experience, Walgreens
  • Richard Ashworth, corporate operations vice president, Walgreens
  • Bill Hose, market vice president of operations and community management, Walgreens
  • Ed Lee, mayor of San Francisco
  • David Chiu, San Francisco Board president
  • Tina Hoff, SVP and director of health communications & media partnership program, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Bill Hose, market vice president of operations and community management, Walgreens
  • Dave Devencenzi, district manager
  • Greg Suhr, Chief of Police, San Francisco Police Department

WHAT: Exclusive experience and preview of the flagship location:

  • Walgreens to present the San Francisco Chief of Police with an AED machine representing the company's donation of 10 devices as part of the Adopt-A-Squad program.
  • Ceremonial ribbon cutting with Walgreens executives and local official.
  • LOOK Boutique: Showcasing upscale and premium beauty products and services.
  • Fresh/Up Market: Preview Walgreens approach to healthy, convenient and high-quality food offerings such as fro-yo and smoothies.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Walgreens drugstore at 134 Powell St (Corner of Powell and O'Farrell streets), San Francisco.

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 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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