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Walgreens plans new tech center in Chicago

Walgreens plans new tech center in Chicago

DEERFIELD, Ill. —Walgreens is constructing a new technology center of excellence at its downtown Chicago office in the Sullivan Center. Announcing the project with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Walgreens said it will bring about 300 technology jobs to the new facility. That addition, plus new hires and relocations from its Deerfield, Ill., support office, will

Walgreens renews target marketing pact with emnos

Walgreens renews target marketing pact with emnos

CHICAGO — Walgreens has extended for another year its targeted marketing services collaboration with emnos USA Corp. Emnos said Tuesday that it has helped Walgreens boost customer engagement and long-term customer value via the delivery of relevant offers. The company’s services enable retailers to transform shopper data into tangible growth through its retail insights. “We

Walgreens selects IBM to support field services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — IBM has announced a new agreement with Walgreens to deploy IBM retail analytics at more than 8,100 locations nationwide to help improve the efficiency of field service support for these locations. With IBM’s support of IT systems at Walgreens stores, IBM’s unique capabilities to integrate hardware and software from different vendors under

Walgreens turns spotlight on pharmacists’ dedication

Walgreens turns spotlight on pharmacists’ dedication

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is honoring its more than 27,000 pharmacists for their dedication to patients and the expanding role they’re playing in overall health care for October’s American Pharmacists Month. “Our pharmacists’ commitment to Walgreens patients is evident every day, and this year especially we’ve seen countless illustrations of our pharmacists going above and

Walgreens Rx disposal kiosk program adds partners

Walgreens Rx disposal kiosk program adds partners

DEERFIELD, Ill. — AmerisourceBergen, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Pfizer and Prime Therapeutics are helping Walgreens fight the national opioid epidemic by expanding the availability of safe medication disposal kiosks. The drug chain said Wednesday that the effort will bring the medication disposal units to an additional 900 Walgreens stores near military bases and

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

Drug chains contribute to Hurricane Maria relief

NEW YORK — Chain drug retailers have stepped forward with donations and other aid for relief efforts on Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the infrastructural damage wrought by Hurricane Maria. Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Discount Drug Mart are among the chains contributing funds and other assistance to the U.S. territory, where

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime brand makes debut

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime brand makes debut

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walgreens and Prime Therapeutics LLC have inaugurated AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the brand for the joint central specialty pharmacy and mail services company they formed earlier this year. The companies said the AllianceRx Walgreens Prime launch included the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in Orlando, Fla., and at other company-owned facilities

Addition of Crawford is well-timed for Rite Aid

Addition of Crawford is well-timed for Rite Aid

September was an eventful month for Rite Aid Corp. In the wake of belated action by the Federal Trade Commission, the company moved quickly to dispel doubts about its future direction and begin the challenging task of operating more profitably from a smaller store base. Rite Aid had been under a cloud of uncertainty for

Rite Aid posts mixed results in second quarter

Rite Aid posts mixed results in second quarter

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. reported declined sales and adjusted earnings per share in line with Wall Street’s forecast for its fiscal 2018 second quarter. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the second quarter ended Sept. 2, revenue totaled $7.68 billion, down 4.4% from $8.03 billion a year earlier. Sales in retail pharmacy

Kermit Crawford named Rite Aid president, COO

Kermit Crawford named Rite Aid president, COO

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Former Walgreen Co. pharmacy chief Kermit Crawford is joining Rite Aid Corp. as president and chief operating officer. Rite Aid said Thursday that Crawford is slated to start in the post on Oct. 5 and report to chairman and chief executive officer John Standley. Most recently at Walgreens, Crawford was a

Chains step up as Hurricane Irma takes toll on business

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area of Florida spiraling downward, with sales plunging more than 72% over a three-day period, according to payment technology company First Data Corp. The company, which

Most of all, today’s beauty shoppers want value

Most of all, today’s beauty shoppers want value

NEW YORK — The secret weapon in the battle for the $62 billion that U.S. customers spend on beauty care and cosmetics just might be something mass retailers had all along — steep values. While drug, discount and supermarket chains have burnished their image in beauty with illumination, upgraded products and elevated service, it turns

Influencers: The New Beauty Tastemakers

Influencers: The New Beauty Tastemakers

NEW YORK — Not that long ago, beauty marketers pumped mega-dollars into a beauty brand or hired a celebrity to hawk it. Big brands prospered, while niche lines often got lost in the shuffle. Today, one post by Kylie Jenner about a beauty item, especially her own, can break the internet with activity. Few people

Walgreens, UN Foundation launch vaccination campaign

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation have kicked off the fifth year of the Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign. To date, Get a Shot. Give a Shot. has provided 20 million polio and measles vaccines to people in developing countries, according to the retailer. For every vaccination administered through August 2018

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