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Walgreens: Alcohol In, Chia Pets Out

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According to the LA Times, “The drugstore chain is remodeling. Stores will add liquor departments and more staples such as toilet paper and toothpaste, and will cut back on impulse items such as Chia Pets.

I’m all for the addition of alcohol to the grand aisles of Walgreens, but I’m not sure I agree with the decision to make Chia Pets pay the price. Walgreens competitors are already in the alcohol game, and Walgreens actually used to sells alcohol in its stores, presumably stopping to boost its inventory of Chia Pets, wolf t-shirts, and “Big Mouth Billy Bass” that comes to life with the push of a button. Is Walgreens really willing to give all of this up to increase its alcohol inventory? Only time will tell…


  1. Mark | Thursday, October 1, 2009

    hahaha … wolf t-shirts!

    I’m curious as to what kind of beer they will be bringing in.

  2. SD Lounger | Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Say it isn’t so… No more battery operated singing Santa’s during the holiday season. Would that really be such a loss?

  3. Scott Redd | Friday, October 2, 2009

    Cool, I remember the Walgreens in St. Louis would carry beer. The ones here in Houston don’t…yet.

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