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Walgreens sales up in June


Deerfield, Ill. -- Walgreens said Wednesday that its sales were up 6.8% in June, as more customers came to its stores and spent more money per trip. Same-store sales rose 4.8%. Revenue increased to $6.04 billion from $5.65 billion.

Pharmacy revenue rose 6.2% and front-end sales were up 6.4%. The chain said monthly customer traffic rose 1.3% compared to June 2010, and customers spent 3.4% more per trip.

Walgreen opened 15 stores in June, including two that were relocated, acquired seven stores, and closed one. The company operated 7,733 drug stores as of June 30, 192 more than a year ago.

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