Deerfield, Ill., Walgreens reported October sales of $4.8 billion, up 11.8% from $4.3 billion for the same month the year before. Same-store sales rose 6.9%.
Pharmacy sales increased 12.9%, while comparable pharmacy sales increased 7.8%. Pharmacy sales accounted for 66.6% of total sales for the month. Meanwhile, comparable front-end sales increased 5.1% during October.
For the year-to-date, Walgreens reported sales of $45.2 billion, an increase of 11.9% from $40.4 billion in 2006.