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    Competitive Watch: A Look at Walgreen's New Upscale Store

    New concept in Chicago includes a barista, made-to-order sushi, a juice and smoothie bar, self-service frozen yogurt and even a humidor.

    CHICAGO -- Walgreens on Tuesday will open a flagship store in the Chicago loop that will include new drug store produce and service innovations such as a humidor, international newsstand, made-to-order smoothies, self-serve frozen yogurt, sushi and juice bars, and a barista selling exclusive State & Randolph brand coffee.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, the new, 27,350-sq.-ft. upscale location will also feature a clinic and an upscale cosmetics department that will provide makeovers and manicures. It will also sell wine and spirits and fresh food and feature a cigar humidor.

    Don't miss Convenience Store News' behind the scenes look at the drug store chain's newest concept store and how it will impact competition against convenience stores.

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