DEERFIELD, Ill. - Last week former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy joined Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and community leaders in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grand reopening of Walgreens newly-renovated stores in the Indianapolis market.
Indianapolis is Walgreens market-wide, pilot transformation of the traditional drugstore into a health and daily living store. Each of the 68 Walgreens stores in the Indianapolis area, which employ more than 2,200 people, has been redesigned around customers€™ needs and includes combinations of the following features:
- Fresh food, including fruits and vegetables, meats, prepared salads, sandwiches, wraps, take-and-bake pizzas and other on-the-go meal options.
- An enhanced beauty department display, including one store with a Look Boutique featuring dozens of prestige and niche cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands not typically found in drugstores.
- A pharmacist located in front of the pharmacy, offering a greater opportunity for patient consultation and health care services such as vaccinations and health testing.
- A new Walgreens staff member called a Health Guide, equipped with an iPad and available to answer product and service questions, helps customers navigate the store and their health care options and sign up for events. Select stores also have a Health Corner space to host individual or group health and wellness community events.