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Allpoint ATM network expands presence at Walgreens

Allpoint ATM network expands presence at Walgreens

HOUSTON — Allpoint Network now has surcharge-free ATMs at nearly 7,000 Walgreens locations nationwide, including for the first time in Alaska, Michigan and Nebraska. The Cardtronics subsidiary said that, since late 2016, it has added Allpoint ATMs at about 2,000 Walgreens locations in key metropolitan areas across the country, including at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores

Walgreens tabs Rick Gates as senior VP

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Rick Gates has been named senior vice president of pharmacy and health care for Walgreens. Gates most recently served as group vice president of pharmacy. With the promotion, he will oversee commercial development and sales, contracting, pharma development, pharmacy supply chain, and clinical programs and alliances, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said. He

Walgreens Connected Care Oncology gets tech patent

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has received a U.S. patent for new proprietary technology that its Walgreens community specialty pharmacists and AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s specialty pharmacists will use to facilitate communication with and counseling of individuals prescribed oral oncology ­medicines. The technology will be applied through Walgreens Connected Care Oncology, a process that helps pharmacy customers

Communications team strengthened at WBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named Gulden Mesara-Dogan vice president of communications USA. In her new role at WBA, Mesara-Dogan will oversee a number of communications areas serving the enterprise and U.S. businesses and operations. These include the Walgreens communications division, Walgreens external communications, and the WBA internal communications and corporate events

Walgreens earns tech patent for Connected Care Oncology

Walgreens earns tech patent for Connected Care Oncology

DEERFIELD, Ill — Walgreens has received a U.S. patent for new proprietary technology in its Connected Care Oncology specialty pharmacy program. An evidence-based, patient-centered solution, Walgreens Connected Care Oncology focuses on driving medication adherence and improving patient outcomes, and the technology helps guide interactions with patients, helping them to stay on their treatment regimens and manage any

Walgreens promotes Rick Gates to SVP of pharmacy

Walgreens promotes Rick Gates to SVP of pharmacy

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Rick Gates has been named senior vice president of pharmacy and health care for Walgreens. Gates most recently served as group vice president of pharmacy. With the promotion, he will oversee commercial development and sales, contracting, pharma development, pharmacy supply chain, and clinical programs and alliances, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said Thursday. He

Pessina: Walgreens’ transformation well under way

Pessina: Walgreens’ transformation well under way

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Walgreens is halfway through a transformation that includes a rethinking of its supply chain and services, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. Walgreens is also recasting its approach to interacting with customers and patients, Pessina added, noting that 2018 will see

Walgreens mobile app strikes chord with people of all ages

Walgreens mobile app strikes chord with people of all ages

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The Walgreens mobile app, already one of the most popular retailer apps in the marketplace with tens of millions of users nationwide, has garnered a particularly robust following among older Americans — a demographic rarely associated with mobile app adoption. Walgreens data show over 20% of its app users are age 55

Alex Gourlay named Retailer of the Year

Alex Gourlay named Retailer of the Year

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To the casual observer, the dominant story line at Walgreens might appear to be the phased acquisition of 1,932 drug stores and related assets from Rite Aid Corp., and plans for their subsequent assimilation. But, important as the deal is, it shouldn’t be allowed to obscure other compelling developments at Walgreens Boots

Holiday selling season good for drug chains

Holiday selling season good for drug chains

NEW YORK — Chain drug store holiday sales bettered last year’s results, with total dollar volume rising more than 4% and same-store sales advancing 1.8%. In comparison to the 2016 holiday retail sales season, when anxiety over the new administration may have peaked, consumer confidence was up this year, propelled by income gains and the

Holiday retail sales rise for drug chains

Holiday retail sales rise for drug chains

NEW YORK — Chain drug store holiday sales bettered last year’s results, with total dollar volume rising more than 4%. In comparison to the 2016 holiday season, when anxiety over the new administration may have peaked, consumer confidence was up this year, propelled by income gains and the long-running bull market. Chain drug store sales

Walgreens uses intelligent automation in HR

Walgreens uses intelligent automation in HR

ARMONK, N.Y. — Walgreens worked with IBM and automation specialist Blue Prism to implement digital workforce capabilities for its human resources function. IBM said Walgreens is now using robotic processing automation (RPA) software from Austin, Texas-based Blue Prism to support its HR function. Meeting Walgreens’ security and governance standards, the solution enables employees to devote

Walgreens, NewYork-Presbyterian offer telemedicine services

Walgreens, NewYork-Presbyterian offer telemedicine services

NEW YORK, N.Y. and DEERFIELD, Ill. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are partnering to bring convenient access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class care through new telemedicine services, now available through Walgreens digital properties and at self-service kiosks at select Duane Reade drugstores in New York. NewYork-Presbyterian, New York’s No. 1 hospital, is offering the telemedicine services as part

First batch of Rite Aid stores go to WBA

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken over the first 97 of its acquired Rite Aid Corp. stores. WBA purchased 1,932 stores under a revised deal with Rite Aid after the government thwarted its acquisition of the entire chain. WBA also picked up three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid as

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