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Longs Drug Stores Opens New Store in La Jolla

Saturday, August 2, 2008 General News J E 4
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Aug. 1 Longs Drug StoresCorporation (NYSE: LDG) announced today that it will open a new Longs Pharmacyin La Jolla, California.

At Noon on Saturday, August 2, Scott Peters, President of the CityCouncil, will be on hand to welcome Longs Pharmacy at a ribbon cuttingceremony. Store Manager Kevin Kennedy, Pharmacy Manager Peter Wanningham andall of the associates at the new Longs Pharmacy at 5495 La Jolla Blvd invitethe community to visit Longs' second location in La Jolla in the community ofBird Rock. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, there will be festivitiesincluding games, prizes, free samples and a special grand opening sale.

The store is approximately 8,000 square-feet and offers services inpharmacy, wellness, beauty and convenience. The Longs Pharmacy is designed toincrease the interaction between pharmacists and customers and the wellnessarea includes broad assortments of vitamins, supplements, and health foods.

The beauty department is designed to encourage customers to spend timebrowsing, testing and touching the skin care and cosmetic product offering.

The convenience food area, which includes dry cereal, snacks, mealsolutions, dairy and frozen foods, is designed for quick fill-in trips betweengrocery store visits. The new Longs Pharmacy also features digital photoprocessing capabilities and expert services.

An important feature of this location is 32 spaces of underground parkingavailable to provide more convenience for Longs' customers.

About Longs Drug Stores Corporation

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Longs Drug Stores Corporation(NYSE: LDG) is one of the most recognized retail drug store chains on the WestCoast and in Hawaii. The Company operates more than 500 retail pharmacies andoffers a wide assortment of merchandise focusing on health, wellness, beautyand convenience. Longs also provides pharmacy benefit management services andMedicare beneficiary prescription drug plans through its wholly-ownedsubsidiary, RxAmerica, LLC. Additional information about Longs and itsservices is available at http://www.longs.com and more information aboutRxAmerica is available at http://www.rxamerica.com.

Contact: Mark L. HolzThe hours of operation for the new Longs Pharmacy in La Jolla are: Store Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday Pharmacy Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday

SOURCE Longs Drug Stores Corporation
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