Walgreens Closing 5 More Stores In San Francisco Because Of ‘Ongoing Organized Retail Crime’
Walgreens announced Tuesday the closure of five more stores in San Francisco due to the surge of shoplifting that has plagued the city, Fox Business reported.
“Due to ongoing organized retail crime, we have made the difficult decision to close five stores across San Francisco,” a Walgreens spokesperson told Fox Business. “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.”
The company has shuttered at least 10 of its San Francisco stores since 2019, Fox Business reported.
Retailers in San Francisco have previously sounded the alarm over an organized crime scheme that stole millions worth of their products to later flip them online.