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The Little Clinic opens new clinics in Tennessee, Ohio

BY Antoinette Alexander

NASHVILLE — The Little Clinic, which operates retail health clinics inside select Kroger stores, recently expanded its geographic reach with new clinics in Tennessee and Ohio.

"Increasing our footprint in Middle Tennessee is important so that we can serve more patients close to where they live, work and shop," stated Ken Patric, chief medical officer for The Little Clinic. "The Little Clinic is a convenient, quality resource for the community."
 
The official grand opening event for the new Lebanon location will take place Jan. 14 and will include such in-store activities as free blood-pressure and blood-glucose screenings. Refreshments will be served, and customers who receive a screening will get a $5-off a $25 Kroger purchase coupon while supplies last.
 
In addition, the company recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Westerville, Ohio.

"Ohio is a region of focused growth for The Little Clinic, and we are excited to expand our footprint into the Westerville community," Patric said.
 
 

 

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Correction: Walgreens firing on all cylinders as chain realizes a total comp sales increase of 5.4% for its first quarter

BY Michael Johnsen

 NEW YORK — A story that appeared in the Dec. 21 edition of DSN AM, "Walgreens firing on all cylinders as chain realizes a total comp sales increase of 5.4% for its first quarter," incorrectly stated that Walgreens had administered an increase of 3.4% in flu shots in the first quarter. 

While the company did administer 6.7 million flu shots in the first quarter, it was actually 34% more than it delivered in the same period one year ago. DSN apologizes for the error.

 

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