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Longs Drug Stores Opens New Store in Madera

Friday, September 26, 2008 General News J E 4
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 26 Longs Drug StoresCorporation (NYSE: LDG) announced today that it will open a new Longs Drugsstore in Madera, California.

At Noon on Saturday, September 27th Longs Drugs will hold a ribbon cuttingceremony to celebrate the new store opening and as a welcome to their newneighbors. Store Manager Norb Ploszaj, Pharmacy Manager Keith Wells and allof the associates at the new Longs Drug store at 1456 E. Yosemite Ave. invitethe community to visit this new store in Madera for the ribbon cuttingceremony and the festivities that follow including games, prizes, free samplesand a special grand opening sale.

The store is approximately 12,500 square-feet and offers comprehensiveservices in pharmacy, wellness, beauty and convenience including a drive-thrupharmacy. The Longs Drugs pharmacy is designed to increase the interactionbetween pharmacists and customers and the wellness area includes broadassortments 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 Drug store also features digital photoprocessing capabilities and expert services.

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 Drugs in Madera are: Store Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday Pharmacy Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 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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