Longs reports drop in same store sales

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. Longs Drug reported a 1.5 percent drop in same store sales for December.

Total retail sales were up 0.7 percent to $529 million from the same period last year. Front-end sales were to blame for the drop, with sales declining 2.8 percent in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Pharmacy sales for the 510-store chain were up 0.2 percent for the month.

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