DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens chief merchant Linda Filler is leaving the drug chain effective April 1. A Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) spokesman on Wednesday confirmed the departure of Filler, who holds the titles of president of retail products as well as chief merchandising and marketing officer. “We appreciate Linda’s contributions to our company. Under her
Walgreens CIO Abhi Dhar is slated to exit the company next month to lead an online marketing startup company focusing on the retail arena, according to CIO magazine. Walgreens declined to comment to CIO about a replacement for Dhar. Dhar’s LinkedIn page describes him as the co-founder and CEO of an Illinois-based digital startup that
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and FedEx Corp. announced an agreement to provide convenient access to FedEx drop-off and pickup services in nearly 8,000 Walgreens locations by the fall of 2018. The companies said there would be a small-scale rollout this spring and that the program would be available at thousands of Walgreens
Executives from Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walgreens and many of its suppliers were feted at a reception celebrating Chain Drug Review’s publication in December of a special report on the retailer’s recent changes and its positioning for the future. The event was held at the Chicago Marriott Suites in Deerfield, Ill., near the Walgreens headquarters. The
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Inc. has teamed up with global advertising and public relations giant WPP plc in a wide-ranging marketing and communications partnership for its businesses and brands. WBA said late Tuesday that WPP will operate and develop multiple marketing and communications channels for its retail and wholesale divisions and its
As the clock winds down on today’s deal end date for the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger, a report of a new potential player has emerged. Citing anonymous sources, the New York Post reported Friday that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has expressed interest in the 865 Rite Aid stores that Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite
Trading of Rite Aid shares was briefly halted on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday when the stock price sank following published reports that the Federal Trade Commission is iffy about antitrust concessions for approval of the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger. Rite Aid shares suspended trading after dropping 18% but resumed minutes later, TheStreet.com reported.
NEW YORK — A new agreement between Cardtronics and Citibank will make available over 30,000 more surcharge-free ATMs at chain drug and mass retail stores in major metropolitan markets nationwide. Citibank said customers can now access no-surcharge ATMs at nearly all Costco, CVS Pharmacy and Target stores. The banking giant added that surcharge-free ATM access
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has begun providing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription at all of its pharmacies in Arizona. The drug chain said Tuesday that naloxone, administered by injection or nasal spray, is more accessible through its more than 240 pharmacies across Arizona, in accordance with state regulations. “By making naloxone available without
Going into the new year, several key personnel questions await answers, foremost among them the age-old problem of determining who, in 2017, will emerge as the most influential senior staffers at America’s drug chains. The determination is made more difficult by the fact that, as of this writing, Walgreens’ acquisition of Rite Aid remains unresolved.
TAMPA, Fla. — Walgreens plans to shift the operation of in-store health clinics in the Tampa, Fla., area to the Florida Hospital health system. Plans call for Florida Hospital to operate and provide all clinical services at 15 Walgreens Healthcare Clinics inside the drug chain’s stores across Tampa. The clinics are slated to transition to
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has entered a long-term alliance with FedEx Corp. to provide dropoff and pickup services at thousands of its drug stores. Walgreens and FedEx said Wednesday that there will be a small-scale rollout of the service this spring, with the program to become available at thousands of Walgreens locations later this calendar
Competition for Medicare Part D prescription market share remains stiff among large pharmacy retailers. One of the ways that chains are winning over seniors — besides being in preferred pharmacy networks — is by providing them with lots of assistance as they navigate the maze of Part D prescription drug benefit plans and terms. To
DEERFIELD, Ill. — As president of pharmacy and retail operations at Walgreens, Richard Ashworth has helped point the chain in a new direction. The change, both at the company’s support office and in stores, has given the retailer a major boost. Measures ranging from net promoter scores to on-time prescriptions to in-stock levels are up