• Costco has posted Q1 net sales of $130.00 billion, an increase of 16.7 percent from $111.37 billion during the similar period last year. US same-store sales were up 16.1 percent, while company-wide same store sales were up 12 percent.
• From CNBC:
"Walgreens Boots Alliance said Wednesday that it will expand the number of stores in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas with so-called Health Corners, which offers medical care in association with health insurer Blue Shield of California. It has opened 12 Health Corner locations in California and plans to open eight more by mid-year.
"Health Corners are discrete spaces in stores where a registered nurse or pharmacist can schedule a mammogram, screen a patient for high blood pressure or diabetes or help set up a high-tech medical device.
"Dr. Sashi Moodley, chief clinical officer of Walgreens Health, said Health Corners act as 'connective tissue that are keeping these patients on track, especially when they’re between doctor’s visits.'
"These new services are being offered in 'health-care deserts' that have few doctor’s offices and a predominant number of patients with chronic conditions like diabetes."