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Check Out Line: Rising sales at Walgreen

April 5, 2010

walgreen1Check out the higher sales at Walgreen stores open at least a year.

The largest U.S. drugstore chain said March sales at locations open at least a year rose 2.3 percent thanks to an earlier Easter holiday that drove demand for candy and other merchandise. Walgreen also said an extra weekday boosted sales of prescription medications.

March 2010 had an extra weekday and one less weekend than the previous year, and consumers tend to fill more prescriptions on weekdays.

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(Reuters photo)

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