Cindy Crawford and Sonia Kashuk to appear in public service announcement for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits”

Longtime friends come together to appear in a Public Service Announcement for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” to benefit Cancer and Careers

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Model and entrepreneur Cindy Crawford and makeup artist and entrepreneur Sonia Kashuk have not only shared years of friendship, but also a passion for beauty. Now the two beauty mavens have united their passion to prove that a little makeup can make a big difference by appearing in both a print and television public service announcement for “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits.”

QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) are once again joining forces for a two-hour live charitable broadcast to provide shoppers with a special opportunity to feel beautiful while giving back. “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” is scheduled to air on QVC Wednesday, April 15 at 10 PM (ET) and will feature prestige beauty brands including Laura Mercier, Clinique, Laura Geller, Shiseido, Josie Maran, philosophy and more.

“Cindy and Sonia have each been inspiring women for years with their ambition and passionate spirits,” said Ken O’Brien, senior vice president of merchandising for QVC. “We are honored to have them as our spokespeople this year and are confident that together, they will inspire viewers to make a difference.”

During the event, beauty enthusiasts can choose from a selection of color cosmetics, fragrance, skin-care and hair-care products, and 80 percent of the purchase price* of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program of the CEW Foundation that is dedicated to the empowerment of people living and working with cancer. Since 2013, “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits” has generated $2.2 million to benefit Cancer and Careers, which is part of QVC’s ongoing commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships.

“Cancer has affected so many lives, but the challenges of living and working with cancer is often an aspect of the diagnosis that rarely gets attention,” said Crawford. “That is why I wanted to be a part of this great cause with my dear friend Sonia. Beauty is not just about the way you look, but also about the way you feel inside, and this is an opportunity for beauty to make a difference in people’s lives.”

“As a cancer survivor and beauty industry veteran, I am thrilled to be a part of Beauty with Benefits,” added Kashuk. “It’s wonderful to see so many leading names in beauty come together to support such a powerful cause that will impact the lives of so many.”

“Cindy and Sonia embody what it means to be beautiful,” said Carlotta Jacobson, president of Cosmetic Executive Women. “They have supported each other in friendship for so many years, so it’s only fitting that they would come together to support a cause that means so much to both of them.”

For additional information on “QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits,” visit http://qvc.co/-Beauty-With-Benefits.

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About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

About  Cosmetic Executive Women
Cosmetic Executive Women, Inc. (CEW) is a nonprofit professional organization with over 5,000 female and male executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance, and related industries. For more information, log on to www.cew.org. The CEW Foundation is the philanthropic arm of CEW, Inc., which runs Cancer and Careers, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to empowering and educating people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. For more information, see www.CancerandCareers.org.

*Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18-24, to celebrate all things beauty related

From March 18-24, stores will offer events, limited edition beauty bags, facial care sales and more

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18 through 24, to celebrate all things beauty related. Store Whole Body departments will host events, classes, demonstrations and promotions to inform shoppers about Whole Foods Market’s large selection of quality personal care products and cosmetics that support healthy people and a healthy planet.

“Our beauty department is really growing at Whole Foods Market and we’re excited to spotlight new products and showcase customer favorites in our stores this week,” said Maren Giuliano, executive global Whole Body coordinator.

During “Beauty Week,” all Whole Foods Market locations will offer a limited edition “Hello, Beauty!” bag for $18 (valued at $60), beginning Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m. local time. Bags are made with 100 percent cotton recycled saris from RIJI Green, a business committed to ending human trafficking. Each beauty bag is filled with six exclusive product samples, including Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub, Acure Cell Stimulating Facial Mask, Giovanni 2chic Ultra Repair Shampoo, Pacifica Eye Shadow Duo or Lipstick, Trilogy Vital Moisturizing Cream and Gabriel Mascara, plus $5 in beauty coupons.

From March 20 to 22, shoppers can also save 25 percent on all facial care items at Whole Foods Market.

“One thing that really sets us apart in the beauty industry is our standards,” Giuliano said. “Our shoppers know and trust us because we have baseline standards that prohibit 50 ingredients in the products we sell, along with our top-tier standards, called Premium Body Care. When we first launched our premium standards in 2008, we had about 400 products that were certified—now we have more than 4,000.”

Whole Foods Market has been lauded for its beauty department standards over the years. In 2012, the company was named “the leading national retailer” in personal care product safety by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The grocer was also named runner-up in the Sustainable Beauty Awards’ “Sustainable Leadership” category in 2014. Last month, Giuliano was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Beauty” by Women’s Wear Daily.

The retailer also set its own standards for organic labeling on personal care products, as there are no mandatory government standards for the “organic” label claim on body care products.

For more information on “Beauty Week” at Whole Foods Market, visit:https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/sample-latest-trends-our-first-ever-beauty-bag

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Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18-24, to celebrate all things beauty related

Whole Foods Market kicks off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18-24, to celebrate all things beauty related

Scottish retail sales increased by 0.2% in February 2015, the best growth since November, SRC-KPMG

LONDON, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In February 2015, total Scottish sales decreased by 1.4% compared with February 2014, when they had decreased by 1.0%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 2.3% on last February, when they had decreased by 2.5%. Adjusted for deflation measured by the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, total Scottish sales increased by 0.2%, the best growth since November.

Total Food sales were 2.6% down on January 2014, when they had decreased 1.3%. Total Non-Food sales were 0.5% down on the previous year when they had decreased 0.7%. This is the best Non-Food performance since October 2014. Adjusted for the estimated effect of online sales in Scotland, total Non-Food sales increased by 0.5%, its best performance since November 2014.

Three-month average total Non-Food sales declined 0.4% (online adjusted) in Scotland against a growth of 2.2% in the UK, a narrowing of the gap seen in January.

David Martin, Head of Policy and External Affairs at SRC, said: “Whilst total Scottish sales increased – after adjusting for inflation – by an almost imperceptible 0.2% in February it was, yet again, another month of two halves. Non-food sales drove all of the growth in February and had their best online adjusted performance since November. Clothing and Footwear performed well for those retailers whose new spring ranges coincided with milder weather at the start of the month. Cupid was also busy and therefore so were many retailers as Valentine’s Day drove strong sales of beauty products, jewellery and food related gifts.

“Food sales, however, continued to struggle as any discernible recovery in household incomes, aided by lower interest rates and falling fuel prices, did little to translate into growth at shop tills. A range of factors are at play, with additional disposable income being directed at either Non-Food spending or towards other leisure pursuits such as dinning out, whilst fierce competition between the large multiple grocery retailers continues to impact sales values. Nevertheless, whilst conditions remain highly challenging for grocery retailers, it is a great time to be a consumer with the cost of groceries declining at an unprecedented rate.

“With the Chancellor unveiling his Budget today, retailers will be looking closely for policies which make it easier and less expensive for retailers to invest and which boost the spending power of households, particularly for those on lower incomes.”

David McCorquodale, Head of Retail at KPMG, said: “Deflation continues to dampen Scottish sales performance as the sluggish start to the year continued. The impact of falling prices again had a negative effect on total Scottish sales values which fell by 1.4% last month when compared with February 2014. Adjusted for deflation, total Scottish sales increased by only 0.2%, hinting that consumers are either keeping any savings made in energy and commodities or spending it elsewhere.

“Food retailers suffered most with total sales decline falling back to levels not seen since October last year, reflecting a setback on the long hard road to recovery in this sector. Health and Beauty was a winner in February as St Valentine launched Cupid’s arrow, and household appliance sales benefited from innovative new product launches. Fashion retailers had a mixed month with discount-led promotions driving sales at the expense of margin.

“Consumers are the beneficiaries of a deflation environment and are well informed of alternative ways to deploy their savings. Scottish retailers will have to look beyond simply discounting in order to drive Spring promotions and engage profitably with customers in the lead up to Easter.”

British Retail Consortium, 21 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 9BP.
020 7854 8900. info@brc.org.uk.

Heart of House research: Over 80% of UK renters admit that they aren’t saving for a home of their own as renting continues to become common around Britain

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over 80 per cent of UK renters admit that they aren’t saving for a home of their own1 as renting continues to become increasingly common around Britain.

43 per cent of people said they feel trapped renting because they cannot afford to save for their own property1, but 25 per cent of respondents also said that renting suits their lifestyle1, according to research by Heart of House available at Argos.

The findings support research by the Office for National Statistics which shows that the number of homeowners aged 25-34 has decreased by 24 per cent over a ten year period 2, as is the case for 16-24 year olds with 24 per cent less owning their own home2.

London and Manchester are where renters are struggling to save, while renters in Birmingham and Leeds are more optimistic about climbing onto the property ladder.

Despite renting suiting the lifestyle of a younger generation at university or moving away for a career, around half of tenants are actually aged over 55 as older people cash in on their property and make the most of their retirement1.

Melanie Goodchild, Brand Manager for Heart of House, said: “It looks like renting is here to stay, but whether the decision to rent is financial or lifestyle related, there are quick ways that tenants can change a rental property to really make it feel just like their own place.

“This could be anything from carefully positioned mirrors, or adding splashes of colour with accessories like cushions and photos. If you talk with your landlord, you may be able to do even more.”

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Notes to editors:

1 The research for Heart of House of 1,000 people was carried out by Opinion Matters in December 2014

2 ONS: Housing and Home Ownership in the UK, January 2015

About Heart of House

Heart of House is a range of homewares and furniture designed for real family life, available from Argos. Heart of House offers a wide range of more than 1600 practical and stylish products that are made to withstand the knocks, bumps and demands of daily family life.

About Argos

Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 123m customer transactions a year through its stores and 738 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2014.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 756 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2014, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business. Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

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Scania designed Euro 6 compliant trucks running on biomethane gas hit the road with Argos

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thousands of products are now being moved around the nation’s roads without a drop of diesel in sight thanks to five ground-breaking gas-powered Argos trucks.

Designed by Scania and complying with Euro 6, Europe’s latest clean exhaust emissions standard, the vehicles can run completely off biomethane gas, and release up to 70 per cent less carbon dioxide compared to their fuel counterparts.

David Landy, Argos Fleet Manager, said: “These trucks offer a glimpse into the future of the UK haulage industry, and as one the UK’s biggest retailers selling around 50,000 products, we’re delighted to be leading the way in getting products into our stores and customers’ hands in an environmentally friendly way.”

The new gas trucks can travel up to 350 kilometres without refuelling, and will be based at Argos’ distribution centre in Magna Park, Lutterworth.

Martin Hay, UK Truck Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited said: “We are delighted that Argos has become the first UK operator to put our dedicated gas-powered trucks into operation.  Today, there are approaching 4,000 gas-powered Scania vehicles in service around the world.  This, together with an ever-developing fuel-supply infrastructure, represents a major step forward in terms of combating emissions of greenhouse gas.”

The introduction into service of these vehicles also represents a major milestone in a project created by Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) to assess the benefits of gas to the UK haulage industry.

“A key aim of the project has been to introduce gas-powered vehicles into service at Magna Park in the run-up to a publicly-accessible gas refuelling station scheduled to open on site later this year,” said John Baldwin, Managing Director of CNG Services, which leads the project in collaboration with Gasrec, Argos, DHL Supply Chain, Culina Logistics and Eddie Stobart.

“In our view, the introduction of Argos’s new gas-powered Scania trucks will be transformational in terms of carbon dioxide emissions and their impact upon air quality in the coming years.”

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Notes to editors:

For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: media.relations@argos.co.uk.

Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 123m customer transactions a year through its stores and 738 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2014.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 756 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2014, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business. Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

 

Scania information

Scania is a major supplier to UK industry of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications.  Additionally, the company provides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 92-strong network of service centres.  In 2014, Scania’s share of the UK heavy truck market was 17.3% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 9.7%.

Based in Sweden and with production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is a global organisation which markets its products in around 100 countries worldwide.

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Scania designed Euro 6 compliant trucks running on biomethane gas hit the road with Argos

Scania designed Euro 6 compliant trucks running on biomethane gas hit the road with Argos

Argos launches a collection of inspirational jewellery which can be customised and then 3D printed to order

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Argos today announced the launch of a collection of inspirational jewellery which can be customised and then 3D printed to order, before being dispatched directly to the customer. The technology that makes this happen is powered by Digital Forming, 3D print experts and partners in the project. The R&D project has also been supported by Innovate UK, the technology experts who support, fund and connect innovative businesses to help create economic growth.

Using the newly launched website, budding designers will be able to select accessories from a range of 10 items initially, add their own personal touches, and then 3D printers will bring the designs to life and deliver the bespoke creations in just 21 working days. Jewellery will be priced from £50 to £220 and the collection includes bangles, pendants, rings, cufflinks and earrings.

Neil Tinegate, Head of Digital Innovation at Argos, said: “There has been a lot of excitement about 3D printing and we are just beginning to explore the mainstream application of these techniques. We are launching the site this week with our partners in the consortium as a trial, to gauge how customers want to engage with it. We will assess results and learnings to inform future decision making in due course.”
“We are excited by the potential for our customers to get creative in developing their own bespoke products. We are starting with jewellery, but see applications for lighting, homewares and other areas in the future.”

Lisa Harouni, CEO of Digital Forming, added “Argos is leading the way with this project and we are proud to be working with them to bring new 3D printed bespoke products to consumers. We have used revolutionary manufacturing processes to power this website and we are excited by the potential to engage customers in a new way – by inviting them into the design process of their products.”

The range is now available at http://custom.argos.co.uk/.

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Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: media.relations@argos.co.uk.

Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.

The 3DP Bridge project
This website will test the findings of the 3DP Bridge project to unlock design freedoms in additive manufacturing. It is a collaborative partnership of four partners; Argos, Digital Forming, EOS and Assa Ashuach Studio who are leaders in the 3D design and print/additive manufacturing sectors. The findings from this trial will inform further R&D to allow it to be scaled in future to a full commercial offer.

The exploitation of 3D printing as a manufacturing process and its use by mainstream retailers has big advantages but has been seriously inhibited by the additive manufacturing process to date preventing adoption. This project brings together expertise across the relevant sectors for all stages of the process to solve the problems in a live environment using the Argos model. It seeks to resolve issues in the additive manufacturing or 3D printing process/supply chain and the way this currently inhibits design and freedom of customisation for retail customers,

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 123m customer transactions a year through its stores and 738 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2014. Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 756 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2014, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business. Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

About Digital Forming
Digital Forming is a UK based company developing software and design solutions for businesses tapping into the new generation of 3D printing processes. Working at the point where technology meets designs, Digital Forming aims to revolutionise the customisation of lifestyle products with 3D printing. It was founded in 2009 by partners from science, creative, and business backgrounds; Lisa Harouni, Dr Siavash Mahdavi, Assa Ashuach and Nicolas de Cordes.
For further information, please contact lisa@digitalforming.com.
Follow us on Twitter @DigitalForming.

About Innovate UK
Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board – the UK’s innovation agency. Taking a new idea to market is a challenge. Innovate UK funds, supports and connects innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth. For further information visit http://www.gov.uk/innovateuk.

As the UK’s innovation agency, one of the main roles of Innovate UK is to achieve business and economic growth for the UK. One way the organisation supports this is through funding innovative Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D) projects. Collaborative research and development (R&D) encourages businesses and researchers to work together on innovative projects in strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology – from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge, contributing to business and economic growth.
Find out more about the CR&D programme here: http://www.gov.uk/innovateuk.

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Argos launches a collection of inspirational jewellery which can be customised and then 3D printed to order

Argos launches a collection of inspirational jewellery which can be customised and then 3D printed to order

Tesco: Rise in sales of single serving bottles of wine

Cheshunt, England, 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Concerns about portion control are having a pronounced effect on Brits’ wine drinking habits with a rise in sales of single serving bottles.

In the last year shoppers have bought nearly one million more quarter bottles (18.75 cl) of wine from Tesco stores than they did in the previous year – equivalent to a 10 per cent rise in demand.

The most popular wines are as follows:

  • Campo Viejo Tempranillo  18.7cl
  • J P Chenet  Merlot 18.7cl
  • Simply Pinot  Grigio 18.7cl
  • Blossom Hill    White Zinfandel 18.7cl
  • Hardy’s Stamp   Shiraz   Cabernet 18.7cl

Tesco wine buyer Ami Harmer said: “This is great news from a portion control point of view because it reveals that growing number of Brits are putting more thought into the amount of wine they are consuming.

“When buying a full sized bottle of wine there is always a temptation to finish the bottle. The smaller, single serve bottles of wine enable people to pour themselves a good glass and keep a close eye on the number of units they are consuming.”

The rise ties in with a boom recently for Brits buying ready mixed cocktails in cans which are now so popular they are one of the fastest growing area of the UK drinks industry.

Like the single serve wine bottle these canned cocktails offer anyone fancying a cocktail the opportunity of controlling their measures.

In this size Tesco sells 43 different varieties of wine.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on
01992 644645

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Walgreens announces the top markets and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending Flu Index, November 2014 – February 2015

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  • Oklahoma City tops list for overall activity; Texas lands three markets in nation’s top 10
  • Silver lining for snowbound Bostonians – Beantown, Portland (Ore.) among markets with least flu activity

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-3-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With flu activity winding down in the U.S., Walgreens today announced the top markets (DMAs) and states for flu activity for this season, according to its season-ending Flu Index examining aggregate prescription data from November 2014 through February 2015.

The states with the highest rates of influenza, according to the Index, were Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee. Portland, Ore., Hartford, Conn. and Boston were the markets with the least amount of flu activity.

“In just its first season, the Flu Index quickly became a resource that people – and news media in particular, came to rely upon, and strong awareness helped deliver a call to action that had a positive impact on flu immunization rates,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations. “This is another way in which we’re helping to better the health of our communities by providing the preventive health information and services they need.”

The Walgreens Flu Index provides state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index was instrumental in driving consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable tool for health departments, media and others at the local level.

Top 10 DMAs with Flu Activity

Aggregate data from November 2014 through February 2015

1. Oklahoma City, Okla.
2. Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, Texas
3. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
4. Jackson, Miss.
5. Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark.
6. Knoxville, Tenn.
7. Austin, Texas
8. Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Ark.
9. Chattanooga, Tenn.
10. Tulsa, Okla.

Top 10 States with Flu Activity

Aggregate data from November 2014 through February 2015

1. Oklahoma
2. Arkansas
3. Mississippi
4. Texas
5. Tennessee
6. Louisiana
7. Alabama
8. Kentucky
9. Nebraska
10. South Carolina

New “Bottom 10” Shows Markets with Least Amount of Influenza Activity

In addition to the top markets for activity, the season-ending Index also shows the bottom 10, suggesting successful prevention efforts in preparation for, and during flu season in these communities, which experienced the lowest levels of influenza.

Markets with Least Flu Activity

Aggregate data from November 2014 through February 2015

1. Portland, Ore.
2. Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
3. Boston, Mass.
4. Fresno-Visalia, Calif.
5. Sacramento, Calif.
6. Tucson, Ariz.
7. Buffalo, N.Y.
8. Providence, R.I.
9. Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
10. Los Angeles

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index is compiled using retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide. The data is analyzed at state and geographic market levels to measure absolute impact and incremental change of antiviral medications on a per store average basis, and does not include markets in which Walgreens has fewer than 20 retail locations.

The Flu Index is not intended to illustrate levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrate which populations are experiencing the highest incidence of flu.

© Copyright Walgreen Co. 2014. All rights reserved

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, constitutes the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,229 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

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Walgreens
Jim Cohn, (847) 315-2950
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
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