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  • Walgreen Co. reported that its January same-store sales rose 9.1 percent. Total sales for the month rose 13.2 percent to $3.03 billion from $2.68 billion a year ago.

    January pharmacy sales rose 15.7 percent, while comparable pharmacy sales were up 12.5 percent.

    For the five months of the fiscal year to date, same-store sales rose 11.7 percent, while total sales improved 16.1 percent to $15.48 billion.

  • Rite Aid Corp. reported that January same-store sales rose 7.2 percent, while total sales increased 6.9 percent to $1.28 billion, up from $1.19 billion during the same month a year ago.

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