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Walmart claims biggest share in personal care market

Walmart claims biggest share in personal care market

SHELTON, Conn. — Walmart holds the largest share of the personal care market among all retailers, according to TABS Analytics. Meanwhile, CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have helped make rewards programs consumers’ preferred vehicle for getting deals on personal care items, the 2017 TABS Personal Care Study found. In the $40 billion personal care market, Walmart has

Walgreens appoints Turner as chief information officer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has promoted Steve Turner to vice president and chief information officer at Walgreens, effective April 1. He succeeds outgoing CIO Abhi Dhar, with whom he is working closely to transition ­responsibilities. Dhar is leaving to serve as cofounder and chief executive officer of a digital start-up based

Walgreens names chief merchant, marketer

Walgreens names chief merchant, marketer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has appointed Joseph Hartsig as chief merchandising officer and Adam Holyk as chief marketing officer for Walgreens. WBA said Friday that Hartsig and Holyk will start in their new positions on April 1. Both executives will report to WBA co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay and join the Walgreens

Walgreens tabs Steve Turner as CIO

Walgreens tabs Steve Turner as CIO

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has promoted Steve Turner to vice president and chief information officer at Walgreens. Turner, currently vice president for service delivery and infrastructure for Walgreens, is slated to start in the new post effective April 1, according to Walgreens. He succeeds outgoing CIO Abhi Dhar, with whom he is working closely

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year event

Chain Drug Review held a reception in Manhattan earlier this month to honor recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year awards. CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo named Health Care Executive of the Year, and Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations Richard Ashworth was named as Operations Executive of the Year.

Dedicated team at WPP to help craft WBA message

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has selected a dedicated agency team at WPP, the world’s largest marketing and advertising agency, to handle its global marketing and communications ­account. The drug store operator will work with Team WBA, a bespoke team of WPP agencies assigned to handle the retailer’s traditional and digital advertising, media buying

Walgreens chief merchant Linda Filler to depart

Walgreens chief merchant Linda Filler to depart

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 to house FedEx delivery locations

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

Marking Walgreens’ retail transformation

Marking Walgreens’ retail transformation

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

Walgreens Boots Alliance teams with ad giant WPP

Walgreens Boots Alliance teams with ad giant WPP

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

A new player in WBA-Rite Aid-FTC talks?

A new player in WBA-Rite Aid-FTC talks?

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

Reports: Rite Aid shares briefly halt over FTC concerns

Reports: Rite Aid shares briefly halt over FTC concerns

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.

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