This Just in (From Germany!): Walgreens to Buy Seven San Francisco Rite Aids
|Seven more Walgreens -- and their wonderful billboards -- are headed for S.F.|
"Acquiring these San Francisco stores improves our presence in a competitive market and will help us better serve our customers," said Walgreens' market vice president for San Francisco, William J. Hose. Hose, apparently, said this with a straight face, even though his chain already operated no fewer than 59 stores within San Francisco's 49 square miles.
In any event, the soon-to be Walgreens are located at:
Look, Germany, you are not helping to shrink San Francicans' swollen egos if you decide that seven drugstores changing hands in our fair city is suddenly international news. The Chronicle will not be writing about pharmacy matters in Düsseldorf, so you don't owe us anything.
On the other hand, the stories accompanying the Walgreens piece were truly entertaining: