Walgreens to roll out store mapping app nationwide

Palo Alto, Calif. -- Mobile retail navigation service aisle411 said Tuesday that it is rolling out its virtual mapping and navigation smartphone app for use in Walgreens’ 7,907 drug stores nationwide.

The service will allow Walgreens shoppers to use their smartphones to view maps of any Walgreens store and to locate products down to a particular section of each aisle.

Walgreens is the first national retailer with all of its stores mapped in a mobile application.

"We are always looking for new ways to utilize technology to deliver a better shopping experience and help customers with their health and daily living needs," said Abhi Dhar, Walgreens chief technology officer. "With aisle411, Walgreens further delivers on its goal of providing the most convenient shopping experience by simplifying store visits and saving customers' valuable time."

A national survey commissioned by aisle411 found that nearly 84% of shoppers have difficulty finding products on store shelves and more than 20% leave the store without their full purchase intent.

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