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Walgreens updates mobile app

BY Staff Writer

Deerfield, Ill. — Walgreens has announced several updates to its mobile app, most notably the ability to print from Instagram, as well as upload more than five pictures simultaneously for in-store prints. The updates apply to iPhones and Android devices.

“We know that many people enjoy customizing their photos to reflect the uniqueness of each shot,” said Jasbir Patel, senior director and general merchandise manager, photo and e-commerce, Walgreens. “Aligning our QuickPrints technology to Instagram helps our customers make those digital images come to life in print form.”

In addition to the robust functionality available, the specific updates include:

  • Print from Instagram: Easily print Instagram photo creations to a local Walgreens for pick up in about an hour.
  • QuickPrints: Users can now upload more than five pictures at a time to send to their local Walgreens for prints.
  • Poster Prints: Android customers can order poster prints and pick up in stores in about an hour. iPhone users also can access the functionality.
  • Health Information: Access diabetes, diet and fitness and women’s health information while on the go.
  • Pill Reminder: Android customers can set reminders to take over-the-counter and prescription medications. iPhone users also can access the functionality.

On a related note, Walgreens was recently awarded an Appy for the Best Retail Mobile App during this year’s SXSW Interactive Conference.

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G.Adam says:
May-19-2013 01:17 pm

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G.Adam says:
May-19-2013 01:17 pm

Very intersting and useful tips.I read step by step this article and help me very much.Thank you ! ______________ Ben 10 Games

R.Moles says:
Mar-21-2013 10:22 am

I've heard this news and I've
I've heard this news and I've read some reviews about this app.I'm sure many customer would love to try this mobile application. mobile sms spy

R.Moles says:
Mar-21-2013 10:22 am

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artistu1991 says:
Mar-19-2013 08:40 am

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“Aligning our QuickPrints technology to Instagram helps our customers make those digital images come to life in print form.”..its true .. Jocuri Logice

E.Ka says:
Mar-19-2013 04:22 am

Walgreens have updated and
Walgreens have updated and that is good news. They will be behind from now on. - Aldo Todini

E.Ka says:
Mar-19-2013 04:22 am

Walgreens have updated and that is good news. They will be behind from now on. - Aldo Todini

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Easter spending to be flat

BY CSA STAFF

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation reported that the average person celebrating Easter this year will spend about $145.13 on candy, décor, apparel and food – which is flat with last year’s $145.28.

NRF, through its Easter Spending Survey conducted by BIGinsight, estimated that total spending will reach an estimated $17.2 billion this year.

“With a plethora of budgetary concerns already on their plates, Americans this Easter will look for special, creative ways to celebrate the holiday without breaking the bank,” said NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “And as spring weather rolls in, consumers will find affordable ways to spruce up their homes and wardrobes, just in time for visiting family and friends this Easter holiday. Retailers are already lining their shelves with specials on chocolates, warm-weather apparel and even gardening tools and outdoor furniture.”



The survey found much of consumers’ budgets will go towards food for a family brunch or dinner: 86.9% of those celebrating Easter will spend an average of $45.26 on items needed for their holiday meal. Traditionally known as the kickoff to spring, many will specifically set out to purchase new spring attire. Nearly half (48.4%) will purchase clothing this Easter, spending an average of $25.91 on Easter apparel. And, nine in 10 (90.5%) will stock up on Easter candy, spending an average of $20.66 on jelly beans, chocolate and more. Additionally, consumers will spend an average of $20.82 on gifts, $9.49 on flowers and $9.11 on decorations.



When it comes to where people will shop for their Easter needs, the survey found families will shop for price and value. Most people (63.4%) will shop at discount stores and four-in-10 (40.7%) will shop at department stores. Others will shop at specialty stores (24.9%), online (21.1%) and specialty clothing stores (10.6%).

The survey also found that many people will utilize their smartphones and tablets to shop for Easter items. Four-in-10 (43.3%) smartphone owners will use their mobile device to research product information, look up store hours and location, compare prices and even purchase gifts and other items. Specifically, 14.8% say they will purchase Easter products with their smartphones. More than half (51.0%) of tablet owners will use their device to make purchases, research products and prices and look up retailer information such as store locations and hours. One-in-five (22.1%) say they will purchase something via their tablet.

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Target’s Canadian rollout ramps up

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Minneapolis — Target Corp. said Monday that it will open 17 southwestern Ontario, Canada store on March 19 and another four on March 28, on the heels of three successful pilot-store launches in the area.

The added slate of openings, said Target, will allow the retailer more opportunity to volume-test in advance of April grand opening dates.

The 21 new locations are in addition to pilot stores in Guelph, Milton and Fergus, and will complete the 24 stores scheduled to open in March. Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada throughout 2013.

"Welcoming the first Canadian guests at our pilot stores was a great moment for all team members at Target," said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada. "We have learned quickly from the results of our pilot stores and are committed to delivering on Target’s Expect More. Pay Less. brand promise as we approach our grand opening in early April."

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E.Ako says:
Mar-19-2013 11:58 am

The store location is very
The store location is very accessable, where customers can now shops at a lower cost. - RichVonAlvensleben

E.Ako says:
Mar-19-2013 11:58 am

The store location is very accessable, where customers can now shops at a lower cost. - RichVonAlvensleben

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