El Paso, TX tops Walgreens Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the Week of 3/20/2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country.

The Walgreens Flu Index does not provide data measuring actual levels or severity of flu activity, but rather, illustrates which populations are experiencing the most incidences each week based on Index methodology.

With the ability to generate hyper-local data across most U.S. markets, the Flu Index is an online, interactive resource allowing anyone to search and find information regarding the most current state of influenza in their community.

To view this week’s Walgreens Flu Index, maps and other online features, click here.

Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. El Paso, Texas (Las Cruces, N.M.)
  2. Louisville, Ky.
  3. Beaumont – Port Arthur, Texas
  4. Columbus – Tupelo – West Point – Houston, Miss.
  5. Memphis, Tenn.
  6. Chattanooga, Tenn.
  7. Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.
  8. Harlingen – Weslaco – Brownsville – McAllen, Texas
  9. Charleston, S.C.
  10. Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.

Top Ten States with Flu Activity
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. Kentucky
  2. Wyoming
  3. New Mexico
  4. Tennessee
  5. Arizona
  6. Texas
  7. Mississippi
  8. New Jersey
  9. Hawaii
  10. South Carolina

Top Ten DMAs Flu Activity Gains
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. Duluth, Minn.-Superior, Wis.
  2. Wausau-Rhinelander, Wis.
  3. Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.
  4. Springfield-Holyoke, Mass.
  5. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
  6. Colorado Springs-Pueblo, Colo.
  7. Rochester, N.Y.
  8. Lafayette, La.
  9. Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
  10. Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M.

Top Ten States Flu Activity Gains
Week of 3/20/2016

  1. Montana
  2. Wyoming
  3. West Virginia
  4. Colorado
  5. Washington
  6. South Dakota
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Maryland
  10. Rhode Island

Methodology

The Walgreens Flu Index™ is compiled using weekly 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 10 retail locations.

For more on the Walgreens Flu Index visit http://arcg.is/1HA3vGp.

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About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in 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 8,173 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.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Emily Hartwig, (847) 315-3316
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
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Finally, Grocery Delivery Service Is Available In Houston, TX From Lonestarshopping.Com!!!

Its been an incredibly long time since Houston, TX had grocery delivery. Failed supergiant Webgrocer failed Houston almost a decade ago. The only grocery delivery that’s been available is from Rice Epicurean, a brick and mortar niche grocery store that serves a limited region of houston with $7 grocery deliveries.

LonestarShopping.com boasts an online shopping cart of over 10,000 products, with shoppers that live near you ready to go shop at your local HEB. Or, if you want them to go to a different store like Whole Foods you can just type your list in from scratch and tell the shopper/driver to go get it!!

This is not a traditional warehouse style grocery delivery service, nor is it one that is allied with a few brick and mortar grocery stores around town. Instead LonestarShopping.com links independent work from home shoppers with customers who need grocery delivery service in Houston, TX.

LonestarShopping provides a shopping cart simlator: a web portal for customers to have the experience of shopping online. The end result however is a textbox with a grocery list in it for for the local shopper/driver to go and pick at a local supermarket. Aside from providing the shopping cart simulator lonestar also provides innovative web page to help process payments between shoppers and customers, back end shopper software, and generalized electronic facilitation of the online grocery shopping and delivery process. LonestarShopping also keeps feedback reports from customers and manages the independent grocery shoppers to some extent.

The LonestarShopping staff are actually self-employed work from home grocery shoppers, and they constitute the bulk of the company’s public interaction. These independent “Lonestar” shoppers can each have their own rates for grocery delivery and they each cover different regions of Houston. Prices for delivery vary according to delivery – often the minimum delivery fee is around $25 which is less than you’d probably pay for a taxi to the grocery store. And remember unlike ordering from Rice Epicurean there are absolutely NO product mark ups – you pay what the local supermarkets are charging (either HEB if you build your list using the shopping cart, or any other store if you type your list in manually).

Order online at www.LonestarShopping.com

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