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Walgreens December Sales Fall 4%


Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) had December sales of $6.71 billion,
a decrease of 4.0 percent from $6.99 billion for the same month in
fiscal 2012.

Total front-end sales decreased 1.3 percent compared with the same month
in fiscal 2012, while comparable store front-end sales decreased 2.3
percent. Customer traffic in comparable stores decreased 4.0 percent
while basket size increased 1.7 percent.

Prescriptions filled at comparable stores decreased by 2.3 percent in
December and were flat on a day-fall adjusted (DFA) basis. This year's
December had one additional Sunday and Monday and one fewer Thursday and
Friday compared with December 2011, negatively impacting prescriptions
filled in comparable stores

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