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BRIEF-Walgreens October sales decrease 2.1 percent

Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 8:11 AM ET

Nov 5 (Reuters) - Walgreen Co :

* Walgreens October sales decrease 2.1 percent

* October sales fell 2.1 percent to $6 billion

* Says results include the impact of hurricane sandy through October 31

* Says had October sales of $6.00 billion, a decrease of 2.1 percent

* Says comparable store front-end sales decreased 2.9 percent through October

31

* Says October total front-end sales decreased 1.5 percent compared with the

same month in fiscal 2012

* Says October customer traffic in comparable stores decreased 5.2 percent

while basket size increased 2.3 percent

* Says at the peak of the storm, approximately 750 of 1,400 stores in the

impacted area were closed

* For period from October 1 through October 25,which excludes impact from

sandy, comparable store front-end sales decreased 2.4%

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