Walgreens Boosts Investment In Puerto Rico

With its drug store recovery efforts complete across its 108 locations in Puerto Rico, Walgreens is launching an additional investment campaign on the island to expand its offerings in all of its Puerto Rico locations.

When the expansion of services is complete later this summer, Walgreens expects to have invested $35 million in Puerto Rico since last year’s hurricanes. Walgreens recently reopened its drug store in Toa Baja, the final drug store to reopen on the island and one of six locations where the company operated a temporary pharmacy while it repaired the store.

Walgreens said it is now upgrading all of its Puerto Rico pharmacies to include patient health rooms that allow pharmacists to provide counseling and services. The company also is expanding its beauty offering in all its Puerto Rico stores. The stores will feature a new beauty consultation area. In 10 locations, a marquee beauty experience will offer additional prestige beauty brands. The company is working in collaboration with FedEx to offer FedEx OnSite package pickup and drop off services at all of its locations in Puerto Rico.

All Walgreens drugstores in Puerto Rico also will receive updated brand materials to reflect the company’s new brand campaign, “Trusted since 1901,” which launched last December to reinforce the company’s legacy of caring for communities.

“We are very excited to not only rebuild, but continue to innovate in our stores by bringing new features and services to a community where we have provided trusted care for nearly 60 years,” said Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens. “Our employees’ response in the community over the last year is the perfect example of what it means to work at Walgreens. Whether they were working to re-establish pharmacy services or going door-to-door to hand out bottled water, we could not be more proud of how our employees continued to care for the community. They, along with our customers on the island, deserve this commitment.”