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Walgreens to test drone delivery

Walgreens to test drone delivery

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Wing, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, are partnering on an industry first promising unparalleled speed and convenience of “store to door” delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items — via state-of-the-art drone technology — in minutes. Walgreens and Wing Aviation LLC, the first drone

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

Doug McMillon to chair Business Roundtable

WASHINGTON – The Business Roundtable on Thursday tapped Walmart president and chief executive Doug McMillon to serve as its next chairman. He will serve a two-year term starting January 1. McMillon will succeed Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, as chairman of the association of corporate chief executive officers, which aims to promote

Deloitte: Holiday sales to grow by 4.5% to 5%

Deloitte: Holiday sales to grow by 4.5% to 5%

NEW YORK — Retail sales this holiday season are likely to increase by between 4.5% and 5%, according to projections by Deloitte. “Based on a growth in consumer disposable income and spending indicators, retailers, across channels, should expect a strong holiday season in 2019,” said Rod Sides vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. retail and

Walmart debuts first health and wellness center

Walmart debuts first health and wellness center

DALLAS, Ga. — When Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Ark., in 1962, he set in motion an enterprise that fundamentally transformed the way Americans shop, giving them convenient access to high-quality consumer products at the lowest possible price. Now, 57 years later, the company has embarked on a pilot test to

Walgreens offers rewards for Apple Pay purchases

Walgreens offers rewards for Apple Pay purchases

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Beginning on Friday, September 13, Walgreens customers will receive 3% Daily Cash when they use Apple Card with Apple Pay on eligible purchases, including prescriptions, made in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, and for purchases made on the Walgreens app and on walgreens.com. Walgreens is the only retail pharmacy to offer 3%

Walgreens, Vitamin Angels reach milestone

Walgreens, Vitamin Angels reach milestone

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens and non-profit Vitamin Angels announced Tuesday that they have supported more than 200 million women and children in the U.S. and around the world through their partnership to improve child and maternal health. Approximately one-third of women in the U.S. experience iron deficiency during pregnancy. And nearly one-third of women residing

Fred’s files for Chapter 11 protection

Fred’s files for Chapter 11 protection

DALLAS, Texas — Fred’s announced Monday that the company has filed for voluntary relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.  The company has also filed a motion seeking interim and final approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to enter into a proposed debtor-in-possession financing

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced Friday that Francesco Tinto was named global chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president at the company. Tinto will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role

Judge approves CVS-Aetna merger

Judge approves CVS-Aetna merger

WASHINGTON— A federal judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of a Justice Department settlement that allows CVS Health’s nearly $70 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon had spent a number of months questioning whether the settlement did enough to protect competition and consumers in health-care markets, raising the possibility that he

CVS expands focus on helping people quit smoking

CVS expands focus on helping people quit smoking

WOONSOCKET, R.I.  — Five years after it made the bold move to pull tobacco products from CVS Pharmacy locations, CVS Health said Monday it is expanding its focus on helping people quit smoking. Be The First, the five-year, $50 million dollar initiative by the company and the CVS Health Foundation to help create the first

Walgreens prepares for Hurricane Dorian

Walgreens prepares for Hurricane Dorian

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is taking proactive measures to assist customers, team members and communities in the projected path of Hurricane Dorian, and is preparing to fully support impacted regions in the storm’s aftermath. The company is taking the following steps: Prescription Drug Preparedness: In advance of the storm, Walgreens is underscoring the importance of prescription

Flu shots now available at Walgreens pharmacies, clinics

Flu shots now available at Walgreens pharmacies, clinics

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With flu season starting, Walgreens announced that flu shots are now available in all of its pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics, including Duane Reade pharmacies and Walgreens-owned Rite Aid pharmacies. Walgreens also announced that it is kicking off its “Get a Shot. Give a Shot.” for its seventh season. On Sept. 1, Walgreens

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at NACDS TSE

NACDS leaders convey passion, purpose at NACDS TSE

BOSTON – “We have big issues. We have big ideas. So thank you for your role in addressing and advancing them at TSE.” With those words, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) chairman of the board Chris Lane, executive vice president of Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, summarized the NACDS Total Store Expo’s role in helping

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