Deerfield, Ill. - Walgreens same-store sales increased by 6.3% in July, the retailer reported this morning. Calendar day shifts positively impacted total same-store sales by 1.4 percentage points, while generic drug introductions in the last 12 months negatively impacted total same-store sales by 1.8 percentage points.
Total front-end sales increased 3.6% compared with the same month in fiscal 2012, while same-store front-end sales increased 2.3%. Customer traffic in stores open at least one year decreased 1.2% while basket size increased 3.5%.
Meanwhile, prescriptions filled at stores open a year or more increased by 9.5% in July and increased 7.3% on a calendar day-shift adjusted basis. This year’s July had one additional Wednesday and one fewer Sunday compared with July 2012, positively impacting same-store prescriptions filled by 2.2 percentage points.
Total July sales for Walgreens were $6.03 billion, an increase of 8% from $5.59 billion for the same month in fiscal 2012.