DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(Nasdaq: WAG) today announced the latest updates to its iPhone mobile app that allows users to create photo cards with special themes such as thank you, holidays, announcements and invitations. Unique collages also can be created directly from an iPhone. Walgreens is the first retailer to provide the ability to create collage prints using a mobile device and pick them up in about an hour. Photos for these creations easily can be uploaded from the user’s phone, Facebook or Instagram albums.
“We’re pleased to provide more creative capabilities to our users as we continue to enhance the photo functionality within our mobile app,” said Jasbir Patel, divisional vice president, Daily Living, Photo and Omni-channel, Walgreens. “Consumers are accustomed to using their mobile devices in non-traditional ways, and Walgreens gives them easy access to products and services, wherever and whenever they choose.”
For customers on the go, the updated app lets users easily search for Walgreens or Duane Reade stores based on offerings such as 24-hour locations, drive-thru pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens. Additionally, the app provides improved virtual floor maps allowing for easier access to products and better in-store experience.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,117 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers, medical practices, and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.