Overshadowed by efforts to address the economic crisis and reform the health care system, an issue that under normal circumstances would have been top of mind for retail pharmacy operators appears to have come to a resolution favorable to the business community.
Over the next months, a new Walgreen Co. will emerge. Newly hired staffers will sharply alter the direction of the retailer. A new merchandising concept will replace the old. New pharmacy initiatives will be unveiled. And the retailer will, in July, enter Alaska, its 50th state.