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Walgreens is a neighborhood retailer that believes in providing excellent patient and service to all their customers. They are a trusted wellness provider that supplies customers, patients and payers everything from acute prescriptions and vaccinations to specialty pharmaceuticals and wellness services. Walgreens, is a company that is motivated to help all people – team members and customers alike. That belief extends beyond stores and other facilities and into the communities they serve. Each year, Walgreens dedicates dollars, time and staff to various outreach programs that revolve around access to health services and by providing education.

Matt Sesto
Market Vice President

Lundgren Center Executive Board Member

If you are looking to reach Walgreens Market Vice President Matt Sesto, your best bet is to head to a Arizona-area Walgreens store. Sesto has been with Walgreens 25 years and is committed to advancing the role of community pharmacy and enhancing the customer experience. Sesto is responsible for the retail and pharmacy operations of nearly 300 stores in the Phoenix region, and spends his time visiting stores, building customer relationships, expanding healthcare footprint, and establishing community partnerships. Sesto began his career as a stock clerk at Walgreens, and worked as a pharmacy technician while pursuing a pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduation, he held various ascending pharmacy and store management positions. In 2002, he moved to Chicago to become a district manager, and later he oversaw operations in the upper Midwest and California regions as Store Operations Vice President. 

Sesto assumed his current position in 2009, managing operations for the Southern California market, and most recently, transitioned to lead the Phoenix market in the Spring of 2013. As market vice president, Sesto works with his store leadership teams to provide a differentiated experience, called the “Well Experience,” for its patients and customers. Walgreens creates the “Well Experience,” by offering additional pharmacy services, expanded health and beauty product lines, and by ensuring that customers receive extraordinary customer care. Walgreens has started to remodel its stores to better meet the health and daily living needs of its customers. In select stores, patients can speak directly with a pharmacist in a dedicated pharmacy consultation area, get a beauty make-over from a Boots advisor and pick up fresh food offerings such as sushi or fresh fruit. Walgreens also recently launched a new beauty product line, Boots No. 7™ across its stores, as they continue to leverage their new global partnership with Alliance Boots, based in the U.K. and Switzerland. 

Sesto explains that “the strength of Walgreens is our team members and strong employee-centered culture,” and reiterates that the company’s mission is to “help people get, stay and live well” and deliver an extraordinary customer experience. Walgreens has partnered with the Terry J. Lundgren Center since 1998 on its corporate advisory board and has actively recruited students from the University of Arizona. Walgreens has participated in the Global Retailing Conference for the past several years, and is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s conference. Sesto is excited to join the Center’s executive advisory board, and looks forward to encouraging University of Arizona students to explore and pursue careers in the retail pharmacy industry.

More Information

Founded in 1901, provides convenient access to consumer goods and services, pharmacy, and health and wellness services in drugstore locationOffers prescription and non-prescription drugs and general merchandise through drugstores, mail, telephone, and websiteAlso provides specialty pharmacy services; customers infusion therapy services; clinical services, such as laboratory monitoring, medication profile review, nutritional assessments, and patient and caregiver educationOperates Take Care Clinics to treat patients, give prescriptions, and administer immunizations and other vaccines7,847 drugstores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, employing 244,000 people

Income Statement
Revenue (ttm):    103.44B
Revenue Per Share (ttm):    99.16
Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):    49.70%
Gross Profit (ttm):    26.92B
EBITDA (ttm)6:    6.87B

Source: November 12, 2015- http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=WBA+Key+Statistics


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