Walgreens December sales grow 7.2%

Deerfield, Ill. -- Walgreens had December sales of $7.20 billion, an increase of 7.2% from $6.72 billion for the same month in fiscal 2013.

Total front-end sales increased 4% compared with the same month in fiscal 2013, while same-store front-end sales increased 2.5%. Same-store sales increased 6.1%. Same-store customer traffic decreased 1.3%, while basket size increased 3.8%. Calendar 2013 sales were $73.72 billion, an increase of 4.5% from $70.52 billion in 2012. Walgreens opened five stores during December, including one relocation, acquired three stores and closed six.

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