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WBA reaping rewards of partnerships

WBA reaping rewards of partnerships

SAN FRANCISCO — During a fireside chat at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference here earlier this month, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay spoke to the number of partnerships the company has brought to the marketplace as well as the future of health care. WBA has always viewed vertical integration positively,

CVS buys up Ritzman Pharmacies

CVS buys up Ritzman Pharmacies

MEDINA, Ohio — CVS Health has acquired Ritzman Pharmacies and has plans to close almost all of its 20 Ohio stores and transfer the prescription files. Terms were not disclosed. Ritzman’s units in Akron and Berlin will be rebranded CVS Pharmacy. The Ritzman locations in Rittman, Shreve, Sugarcreek, Wooster-Milltown, Medina-River Styx, Millersburg, Barberton, Wadsworth, Norton,

SDM’s new cannabis platform

SDM’s new cannabis platform

TORONTO — Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM) recently launched its online platform for the sale of medical cannabis, providing patients with a single, trusted source for all their cannabis therapy needs. The launch brings together Canada’s current e-commerce model for medical cannabis with the expert advice and counsel from trusted health care ­professionals. “As trusted medication

Bartell’s stands apart among regional chains

Bartell’s stands apart among regional chains

SEATTLE — Founded in 1890, Bartell Drugs has maintained a leading position in the greater Seattle market by staying close to local consumers and continually developing new ways of addressing their changing needs. “My grandfather instilled in us the value of customer service,” says George Bartell, chairman of the 68-store retailer. “Serving the customer is

WBA tabs three global executives

WBA tabs three global executives

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) recently announced three global leadership appointments. Vineet Mehra will be joining WBA as global chief marketing officer. He will be based at corporate headquarters here and will report to WBA co-chief operating officers Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay. As global CMO, Mehra will be responsible for the visioning,

Walgreens and Verily boost chronic care

Walgreens and Verily boost chronic care

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Verily, an Alphabet company, will be collaborating on multiple projects under a broad agreement aimed at improving health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions, while also lowering the cost of care. Walgreens will be a first-choice retail pharmacy development and commercialization partner to Verily, and the organizations

GSK, Pfizer create O-T-C giant

GSK, Pfizer create O-T-C giant

NEW YORK — GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Pfizer Inc. have struck a deal that will create the largest over-the-counter drug company in the world. GSK paved the way for a split into two companies, agreeing to create the consumer-health joint venture with Pfizer. GSK, according to the deal, with retain a 68% controlling stake in the new

Walgreens extends reach with FedEx

Walgreens extends reach with FedEx

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kroger Co. and Walgreens unveiled two major initiatives, building on the exploratory pilot the companies announced in October, combining America’s food and grocery authority with Walgreens’ global expertise in pharmacy, health and beauty. “We are redefining the customer experience in a variety of ways through Restock Kroger, including innovative partnerships like our

Walgreens expands Kroger pilot

Walgreens expands Kroger pilot

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kroger Co. and Walgreens unveiled two major initiatives, building on the exploratory pilot the companies announced in October, combining America’s food and grocery authority with Walgreens’ global expertise in pharmacy, health and beauty. “We are redefining the customer experience in a variety of ways through Restock Kroger, including innovative partnerships like our

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