Walgreen (NYSE:WAG) Fights to Win Back Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) Customers

“Walgreen (NYSE:WAG), closing the books on a ‘challenging’ fiscal 2012, admitted to investors today that regaining customers lost from its contract dispute with Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) is going to be a tough sled.

"This morning, Walgreen chief executive officer Gregory Wasson wouldn’t disclose specifics or predict the number of customers and prescriptions that would return to the nation’s largest drug store chain even though Walgreen renewed its relationship with Express Scripts effective two weeks ago.

"‘We will find out more and more as we get into this,’ Wasson said on a conference call this morning when pressed by Wall Street analysts and investors for more details.

"Wasson and his management team said Walgreen is using direct mail, coupons and a marketing barrage to win customers back but realizes consumers during the dispute left for other pharmacies such as CVS (NYSE:CVS).”

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