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Post-sale, Rite Aid foresees more productive store base

Post-sale, Rite Aid foresees more productive store base

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. envisions a smaller but better-performing store base following the expected closing of its deal to sell nearly half its stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA). In a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rite Aid provided a more detailed picture of its store base after

Walgreens debuts online health research center

Walgreens debuts online health research center

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To help promote more effective and efficient patient care, Walgreens has launched the Center for Health & Wellbeing Research, a website with more than 50 Walgreens outcomes studies conducted over the past six years. Walgreens said Tuesday that the new Walgreens.com/research site provides summaries, links and original documents related to company research

Walgreens fine-tunes the front end

Walgreens fine-tunes the front end

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Joe Hartsig, the new chief merchant at Walgreens, is taking one of the guiding principles established 116 years ago by the drug chain’s founder, Charles R. Walgreen, and updating it for 21st century shoppers. The idea “we believe in the merchandise we sell” is being recast as “we believe in the experience

‘LabCorp at Walgreens’ slated to debut

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings Co. (LabCorp) have formed a partnership in which LabCorp will develop and operate patient service centers within selected Walgreens stores. The centers, co-branded as “LabCorp at Walgreens,” will offer LabCorp patient services for specimen collection, located near the pharmacy area inside the stores, the companies

Walgreens to highlight safety at chainwide Senior Day

Walgreens to highlight safety at chainwide Senior Day

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Next week, Walgreens plans to offer injury prevention tips and advice in hosting Senior Day at its stores nationwide. The drug chain said Thursday that along with the pharmacy staff’s discussion about avoiding fall injuries, stores will offer informational materials, including a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Home Fall Prevention

Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

ITASCA, Ill. — Walgreens teamed up with ECRM this week to host a one-day Supplier Diversity Summit here. The Walgreens-ECRM Supplier Diversity Summit, held Wednesday, provided an opportunity for the retailer’s category managers to meet with suppliers with diversity in ownership in the health and wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience, and wellness over-the-counter

U.S. Doctors’ Clinical Biotix Plus hits shelves at Walgreens

U.S. Doctors’ Clinical Biotix Plus hits shelves at Walgreens

COSTA MESA, Calif. — U.S. Doctors’ Clinical has landed retail distribution for its Biotix Plus synergistic probiotic supplement at Walgreens. The dietary supplements provider said it began shipping Biotix Plus to select Walgreens stores this month. The probiotic provides 24/7 digestive support, intestinal protection against harmful bacteria and immune system support via a combination of

Walgreens financial exec to join Morningstar as CFO

Walgreens financial exec to join Morningstar as CFO

CHICAGO — Walgreens senior vice president Jason Dubinsky is slated to join investment research firm Morningstar Inc. later this month as chief financial officer. Morningstar said Monday that Dubinsky, most recently senior VP and chief financial officer of planning and central operations for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), will start in his new post on July

Walgreens to launch lab testing at selected stores

Walgreens to launch lab testing at selected stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. and BURLINGTON, N.C. — Walgreen Co. is collaborating with LabCorp to have the latter develop and operate patient service centers within selected Walgreens stores. The centers, which will be cobranded “LabCorp at Walgreens,” will offer lab testing in a secure, comfortable environment for specimen collection, located near the pharmacy area. Seven LabCorp at

Walgreens stores to offer free HIV testing

Walgreens stores to offer free HIV testing

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are partnering with health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to provide free HIV testing and counseling about prevention strategies. The drug chain said Monday that testing will be offered at more than 220 Walgreens stores in 130 cities — including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

Walgreens, Florida Hospital open 15 in-store clinics

TAMPA, Fla. — Florida Hospital Express Care clinics have opened at 15 Walgreens drug stores in the Tampa Bay area. Grand opening events for the walk-in clinics, bannered Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens, were held this week at three Walgreens stores in Land O’ Lakes, Tampa (North Dale Mabry Highway) and Dunedin, Fla. The

Fred’s boosts funding for Rite Aid store purchase

Fred’s boosts funding for Rite Aid store purchase

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Pharmacy has procured $550 million in additional funding for its deal to buy up to 1,200 Rite Aid stores in connection with the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger. In an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, Fred’s said that for a second time it has amended and restated a commitment

Reports: FTC angling to block Walgreens-Rite Aid merger

Reports: FTC angling to block Walgreens-Rite Aid merger

NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission is readying a lawsuit to block the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger deal, according to published reports. Citing policy news service Capital Forum, which analyzes the antitrust review of mergers and acquisitions, Investors Business Daily said on Friday that the FTC was “preparing advice” to take action against the transaction,

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