Thursday, December 6, 2012

MCC Announces New Partners!

MCC welcomes the following new Bronze Partners!

Popular Community Bank: Since 1893, Popular Inc. has been built upon strong institutional values, providing full service financial services in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America. First established in the Unites States in 1961, Popular today continues to grow its core banking services and operates approximately 90 branches in five states: California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New York, with approximately 40 branches in the NY/NJ region. Popular also markets online deposit accounts through E-LOAN, a subsidiary which offers loan customers the option of being referred to a trusted consumer lending partner.

Founded in 1901, Walgreens goal is to be consumers’ first choice for health and daily living across the nation, and a central part of people’s lives and the communities where they live and work. The company provides the most convenient, multi-channel access to goods and services, and pharmacy, health and wellness services while developing a new customer experience.

Our vision is to become “My Walgreens” for everyone in America by transforming the traditional drugstore into a health and daily living destination that offers a range of products and services to help customers get, stay and live well. Our pharmacies – on the front lines of health care in America – serve as a centerpiece in improving patients’ overall health, and improving access to care and lowering costs through an expanded scope of community-based health and wellness solutions.

The core, fundamental strengths of our company, developed over more than a century, include the best, most convenient store network in America and our trusted and iconic brand.

In 2011, Walgreens introduced its Well Experience store format, which offers a new, enhanced layout, a completely revamped pharmacy and health care experience and a number of new product selections. We currently have the new format in select locations in Chicago, in a market-wide pilot in Indianapolis and in some Duane Reade locations in New York City.

At the core of this approach is an effort to bring the pharmacist out from behind the counter so they can provide more counseling to patients, offer clinical services and answer questions. By advancing the role of the community pharmacist in this way, we believe we can create better health outcomes, prevent hospitalizations and save money for patients, employers, insurers and the health care system.

In addition, transforming the customer experience at our stores through the interaction of our team members and a new Health Guide role will help Walgreens become more than a drugstore, but a trusted resource and health partner for every part of our customer’s shopping, pharmacy and health care journey.

Duane Reade takes its name from the Company's first successful full-service drugstore, which opened in 1960 on Broadway between Duane and Reade Streets in Manhattan. Since then, Duane Reade has grown to become the most recognized drugstore chain in metropolitan New York. Today, the Company operates over 253 stores in commercial and residential neighborhoods throughout New York.

Duane Reade's conveniently located stores carry an extensive assortment of items, including those from the pharmacy as well as vitamins, nutritional products, cosmetics, greeting cards and photo processing.

The company has ranked as the fastest-growing drugstore chain in the industry, and is number one in sales per square foot. Duane Reade completed its initial public offering of common stock on February 10, 1998.

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