I very much appreciate the informative post. I knew about the Hawaii move. Longs Drug is the current fat cat over there and from what I hear; they have horrible service because there�s very little quality competition (just like any service from the government.)
I�ve also heard that Walgreens is on pace to far exceed the 7000 stores by 2010, by several hundred stores. We just need to hire more pharmacists. Recruitment is vital and interns are our salvation.
�$1 Billion dollars of stock to bought back by Walgreens in 4 years. I'm sure that CVS would do the same with their company, however they would have to take out a loan to do so (my take on it).�
Although I believe CVS is a formidable competitor, this statement clearly distinguishes us from them.
�Walgreen leads in market share in 120 major markets. Walgreens has never lost the top market share in a city once it has it. Never.�