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Week of Mon, Nov 19th, 2012

Walgreens opens new flagship store

Walgreen Co. has opened a new flagship store in the historic Noel State Bank Building at North and Damen Avenues in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area of Chicago. It is the chain’s second flagship location, joining the Walgreens at State Street and Randolph.

Retailers’ hopes high heading into holidays

With little left to do on Thanksgiving eve but wait, retail executives are wondering which shoppers will dominate the looming Black Friday weekend: those who have told poll-takers they are disgusted with retailers’ efforts to spur them into shopping and who plan to avoid stores altogether, or the 147 million shoppers whom the National Retail Federation (NRF) projects will hit the stores this weekend.