Walgreens E-Mail List Hacked

Walgreens E-Mail List Hacked

Several readers have written in today after receiving a message from Walgreens that one of its e-mail distribution lists had been hacked by spammers. [More]

Walgreens Sues Wegmans Over The Letter "W"

Walgreens Sues Wegmans Over The Letter "W"

If you thought the Dodgers complaint against Brooklyn Burger was a stretch, here’s one that’s even more confounding. Drug store chain Walgreen’s has filed a lawsuit against regional grocery store chain Wegmans because of the “W” in its new logo. [More]

When '50 Percent More' Means 'The Exact Same Amount' (Updated)

When '50 Percent More' Means 'The Exact Same Amount' (Updated)

While on an almond hunt at Walgreen’s, Willard encountered this side-by-side display of Blue Diamond Almonds. Both contain 24 ounces and cost $6.99, but one bag claims to have “50 percent more free.” [More]

FDA Does Spit-Take Over Mouthwash Labels Saying They Fight Gum Disease

FDA Does Spit-Take Over Mouthwash Labels Saying They Fight Gum Disease

The FDA just smacked the taste out of the mouths of Johnson & Johnson, Walgreens and CVS over advertising that their mouthwash fights gum disease, without having science to prove it. [More]

Duane Reade Deploys Rewards Program Shrink Ray

Duane Reade Deploys Rewards Program Shrink Ray

Even retailer rewards programs can fall victim to the Shrink Ray. The latest victim? Duane Reade. Reader RC was saddened to learn of he change, and lays it out for us. [More]

10 Stores With Cheap Generic Drugs

10 Stores With Cheap Generic Drugs

Cheap generic drugs are good for when you’re between jobs, between insurance, or if you’ve just got a prescription drug plan that is costing you too much money. You might find, as Wise Bread did, that a generic version of your medication actually causes fewer side effects in addition to being more cost-effective. [More]

Walgreens Wants You To Play Beer Pong

Walgreens Wants You To Play Beer Pong

Someone at Steve’s Walgreens knows that marketing table tennis balls to beer pong users is smart business. The little suckers have a way of getting lost amid the drunken mayhem of late-night competitions, so beer pong players make excellent repeat customers. [More]

Adventures In Crazy Birth Control Pricing

Adventures In Crazy Birth Control Pricing

Rebecca experienced the wrath of the birth control pricing gods on a Walgreens visit, discovering that the generic version of her pill, Yaz, was suddenly more expensive than the name-brand version. She braved her insurer’s customer service hell to track down some answers but only got more confusion. [More]

ACLU Makes Walgreens Sell Men Emergency Contraceptives

ACLU Makes Walgreens Sell Men Emergency Contraceptives

The ACLU says it found out Walgreens stores in Texas and Mississippi refused to sell emergency contraceptives to men, then pressured the pharmacy to order those locations to fall in line with corporate policy and let the men have their morning-after pills. [More]

Walgreens Launches Innovative Showroom Store, Where You Can Look But Not Buy

Walgreens Launches Innovative Showroom Store, Where You Can Look But Not Buy

The thing about locking up all of your merchandise behind glass is your customers can’t actually buy it. Well, they can if you have employees who give a damn about helping a customer. This Walgreens in Brooklyn does not have those kind of employees. [More]

Walgreens Computers Won't Let Me Buy Allergy Meds

Walgreens Computers Won't Let Me Buy Allergy Meds

Jason wanted to stock up on allergy meds by buying two packages rather than one in order to take advantage of a low price. Walgreens denied him then proceeded to accuse him of shady activity. [More]

FDA Investigating Walgreens Genetic-Testing Kits

FDA Investigating Walgreens Genetic-Testing Kits

If you were, well, salivating at the idea of spitting into a test tube at your corner Walgreens and sending off for a list of diseases you’re at risk for, you may have to keep that drool in check for a while. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the planned test kits, which were due to appear in stores later this month. [More]

Walgreens Completes Total Domination Of NYC With Duane Reade Deal

Walgreens Completes Total Domination Of NYC With Duane Reade Deal

Hear that sound? It’s the combined sobs of New Yorkers as the deal to turn all 258 Duane Reade drugstores in the metropolitan area, as well as two distribution centers and Duane Reade headquarters, into Walgreens has now been made official. [More]

Walgreens Takes Pity On You When You Get Mugged For Your Wallet And Prescriptions

Walgreens Takes Pity On You When You Get Mugged For Your Wallet And Prescriptions

Tabitha and her husband were part of a horrible chain of events. She was ill, and her husband was mugged on the way home from the pharmacy with her prescriptions. With his credit cards, cash, and his wife’s medicine all gone, her husband went back to the pharmacy…and received true above and beyond service. [More]

Walgreens Expects To Complete Duane Reade Deal By Mid-April

Walgreens Expects To Complete Duane Reade Deal By Mid-April

Just as NBC prepares to give itself up to some company from Philadelphia, another New York institution has gotten one step closer to invasion from without with the news that the FTC has given the go-ahead for Walgreens to continue with its purchase of Duane Reade drug stores. [More]

Walgreens Has A Loose Definition Of The Phrase '50 Percent Off'

Walgreens Has A Loose Definition Of The Phrase '50 Percent Off'

Jason spotted this photo at a Minnesota Walgreens. We ran the numbers and discovered that $7.49 is less than 50 percent off of $9.99. But the giant “50% Off” lettering looks so darn attractive that it’s tough to fault the store’s management from making the incorrect claim. [More]

Walgreens Now Sells Televisions By The Inch

Walgreens Now Sells Televisions By The Inch

Rob took this picture of a 15″ LCD television for sale at Walgreens in Virginia. It’s nice that they chose to highlight the price, but confusing that they also posted the unit price. If you’re wondering, TVs cost $8 per inch. I like this pricing scheme, and hope to see other retailers adopt it. [More]

Walmart Wins: Top 10 Most Valuable Retail Brands

Walmart Wins: Top 10 Most Valuable Retail Brands

Interbrand Design Forum– part of a global brand consulting firm– has ranked the top retail brands and guess what? Walmart is most valuable. [More]