Walgreens to close 200 stores nationwide

Casper’s east side Walgreens is one of two stores in the city. (File, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Walgreens announced plans to close around 200 stores in the U.S., but so far Casper’s stores do not appear to be among them.

According to a statement from Walgreens corporate media relations, the closures are part of a goal to “become a more efficient enterprise” in key areas.

“Given that these closures will represent less than 3 percent of our stores overall, and given that we have multiple locations in many markets, we anticipate minimal disruption to customers and patients,” the statement said.

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Walgreens says it anticipates transferring “the majority” of employees to nearby locations.

Walgreens has so far declined to release a list of closures.

Walgreens has two locations in Casper several miles from each other. An employee who asked not to be identified said that business is robust in both locations, and there have been no indications from corporate that Casper’s stores will be among those closed.

According to CNBC, Walgreens operates around 10,000 stores in the U.S. and closed 200 of them in 2015.