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Walgreens will launch a mobile app to help people find, and purchase, groceries, and a new restaurant will be added to its app store.
The new app, called Nextdoor, will be launched on the Walgreens website in the first quarter of 2018.
“We’re excited to have Walgreen in our family, and we know the customer is,” said Sami Janssens, vice president of Walgrosmes app store, in a statement.
“The Nextdoor app will bring our customers’ closest neighbors and friends closer to them, offering them more peace of mind and convenience.”
The app will be free to download, and is available for both Android and iOS.
Its launch will come a month after Walgcom’s mobile grocery app, Nextdoor.com, launched on Google Play.
Nextdoor launched in April.
The new app will add more than 30,000 members to its network, with more than 70 million members around the world.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Jansens said that Nextdoor will help users find stores in their area that are nearby to their home, and the app will also help users “see where nearby stores are and how they stack up to local stores.”
The app is expected to launch in mid-to-late 2018.
According to a recent report by Gartner, Walgons app will see more than $1.3 billion in app downloads over the next 12 months.
Walgrees app store has seen record numbers of new app download numbers in 2017, with a total of 1.7 billion downloads for the year.
It’s the second-most downloaded app on the Android app store with more downloads than the Apple App Store with 1.2 billion downloads.
Walgreens’ app downloads for 2017 was up 7.5% from 2016 and it has also added an additional 1 million members.