Walgreens will close 5 San Francisco stores next month because of 'organized retail crime'


Walgreens will shut down five San Francisco locations next month because of problems with "organized retail crime."

The pharmacy chain said that each location will shift prescriptions to another store in the area.

"Due to ongoing organized retail crime, we have made the difficult decision to close five stores across San Francisco," a Walgreens spokesperson informed Fox Business via a statement. "Each store will transfer prescriptions to a nearby Walgreens location within a mile radius and we expect to place the stores' team members in other nearby locations."

"Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that," the spokesperson noted. "Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the ... (Read more)

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