Walgreen reports January SSS up 3.7%, reports January sales $6.15B Total front-end sales increased 1.3% compared with the same month in fiscal 2012, while comparable store front-end sales decreased 0.4%. Customer traffic in comparable stores decreased 2.8% while basket size increased 2.4%. The company said the percentage of Express Scripts customers filling prescriptions in its pharmacies continued to increase in January. January pharmacy sales increased by 8.7%, while comparable store pharmacy sales increased 6.2%. Sales in comparable stores increased by 3.7% in January.
Express Scripts CEO says Gilead relationship 'important' going forward Express Scripts (ESRX) CEO George Paz at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference said his company's relationship with Gilead (GILD) is "important" going forward. Paz said his company's goal is not to exclude drugs. He continues to discuss Express Scripts's deal with AbbVie (ABBV) and the company's goal of saving clients money with regards to healthcare costs.