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Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Walgreens Boots Alliance has shifted into high gear since the start of 2021. Building on a foundation that it painstakingly laid in recent years, the company has unleashed a salvo of initiatives designed to buttress its central role in health care and retailing. Following the realignment of its partnership with AmerisourceBergen — a

Pharmacy operators on chain drug industry’s 2021 outlook

Pharmacy operators on chain drug industry’s 2021 outlook

The year that was like no other is over, and pharmacy operators are looking forward to more normal times, at least starting around summer. One question is how much the elevated status of pharmacists during the pandemic will propel long-term gains for the profession. On the following pages top industry executives address that question and

Walgreens and VillageMD to open additional clinics

Walgreens and VillageMD to open additional clinics

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD announced on Wednesday plans to open the next 40 new Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of next summer. The news comes on the heels of a successful pilot that began in Houston last year and will eventually lead to hundreds

WBA to participate at Wolfe Healthcare Conference

WBA to participate at Wolfe Healthcare Conference

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) announced on Monday that Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer, and James Kehoe, executive vice president and global chief financial officer, will participate at the 2nd Annual Wolfe Research Healthcare Conference on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1:10 p.m. EST. The conference is a virtual event. The appearance will

Emerson Group holds virtual Industry Day

Emerson Group holds virtual Industry Day

NEW YORK — The COVID-19 pandemic has left few major business sectors untouched, and retail — as well as the supplier community that serves it — is adapting to a landscape transformed by profound changes in consumer behavior and priorities. To help the industry navigate these uncharted waters, Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers

WBA appoints John Standley president of Walgreens

WBA appoints John Standley president of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Monday the appointment of John Standley as president of Walgreens, effective immediately. He will lead all Walgreens operations, and will have responsibility for the development, growth and management of the business as the company continues to build on its leadership in the rapidly evolving healthcare sector.

Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

In this edition of our Video Forum, Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, provides an update on the company’s strategic priorities — creating neighborhood health care destinations, accelerating digitalization, transforming the retail offering, and stepping up cost management efforts to free capital for reinvestment in the business.

Walgreens supports INFORM Consumers Act

Walgreens supports INFORM Consumers Act

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In support of the INFORM Consumers Act introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Walgreens issued the following statement from Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens: “The lack of transparency and accountability in today’s digital marketplaces has contributed to the rapid rise of organized retail crime, which has

Walgreens taking additional steps to assist customers with prescription drug needs

Walgreens taking additional steps to assist customers with prescription drug needs

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – In the wake of temporary store closures impacting a number of U.S. cities, Walgreens has taken a number of measures to help meet the prescription needs of its customers in these areas. “Our commitment to the patients and customers we serve is at the heart of everything we do, and especially now,

Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

DEERFIELD, Ill. – With Richard Ashworth’s resignation as Walgreens president to lead Tivity Health Inc., one thread in the drug chain’s storied history is coming to an end, even as the overarching narrative of its transformation continues. Ashworth – whose duties are being assumed by Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay, whom he

Retailers respond: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Retailers respond: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. I have worked in pharmacies for more than 40 years, and I’m a pharmacist myself. I’ve never known a situation like what we’ve experienced over recent weeks with the COVID-19 ­crisis. None of us has. This

Walgreens supports INFORM Consumers Act

Walgreens supports INFORM Consumers Act

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In support of the bipartisan INFORM Consumers Act introduced Tuesday by Senators Bill Cassidy and Dick Durbin, Walgreens issued the following statement from Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance: “The lack of transparency and accountability in today’s digital marketplaces has contributed to the rapid rise of organized retail crime,

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