Deerfield, Ill. – Same-store sales at both Walgreens and Rite Aid increased in June, compared to the same period a year earlier. Same-store sales grew 7.5% at Walgreens and 3.9% at Rite Aid.
Calendar day shifts helped boost same-store sales at Walgreens, while the introduction of new generic drugs had a negative impact. In addition, Walgreens had June sales of $6.28 billion, an increase of 8.9% from $5.77 billion for the same month in fiscal 2013.
Meanwhile, prescription count growth helped fuel same-store sales at Rite Aid, whose total drugstore sales for the four-week period increased 3.5% to $1.995 billion compared to $1.927 billion for the same period last year.