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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

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

Walgreens, Bausch Health modify agreement

Walgreens, Bausch Health modify agreement

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Bausch Health Companies  announced Thursday a modification to their existing fulfillment agreement to bring patients lower prices, increased transparency and convenience for many of Bausch Health’s dermatology products. Under the expanded agreement, Walgreens patients will have access to select dermatology products from Bausch Health’s first-of-its-kind cash-pay prescription program, Dermatology.com, at

Walgreens invests in Shields Health Solutions

Walgreens invests in Shields Health Solutions

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Shields Health Solutions, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) and Walgreens announced Wednesday that the parties have entered into a definitive agreement through which WCAS and Walgreens will make equity investments in Shields. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Shields, the nation’s leader in patient-centric, integrated, hospital-owned specialty pharmacy care is

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,

Walgreens plans to shift about 1,800 jobs to new Chicago office

Walgreens plans to shift about 1,800 jobs to new Chicago office

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced today of its plans to open a new office in Chicago where it anticipates 1,800 people will be based. The new office space will include approximately 200,000 square feet in The Old Post Office building, 433 W. Van Buren St. On Monday, Walgreens will unveil renderings of the future office

Walgreens invests $35 mil. to expand services to Puerto Rico

Walgreens invests $35 mil. to expand services to Puerto Rico

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With its drugstore recovery efforts complete across its 108 drugstores in Puerto Rico, Walgreens is launching an additional investment campaign on the island to expand its offerings in all of its Puerto Rico locations to include, among other features, new patient health rooms, an expanded beauty offering and FedEx OnSite services. When

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

NACDS leaders: Tap strengths while embracing change

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Speakers at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting here last month argued that retailers need to respond to new consumer priorities and competitive pressures by embracing change while preserving and building on their traditional strengths. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos.,

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

NACDS Annual Meeting sets the stage for NACDS Total Store Expo

ARLINGTON, Va. – During remarks at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Annual Meeting in April, the NACDS leadership emphasized the importance of retailer-supplier collaboration across diverse product categories, and positioned the NACDS Total Store Expo as a natural progression of retailer-supplier collaboration throughout the year. With a theme of “Leading Health and

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Change – confronting it and creating it – has emerged as a powerful theme of the 2018 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. That fact was on display throughout Business Program remarks yesterday by NACDS chairman of the board Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

Execs in spotlight at Retailer of the Year Awards

NEW YORK — At a reception in Manhattan this month, Chain Drug Review honored the recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year Awards. In the spotlight before a throng of their retail peers and supplier partners were Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), who was named Retailer of the Year; Kevin

NACDS Regional Conference looks back — and ahead

NACDS Regional Conference looks back — and ahead

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — As it marks 85 years of representing traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies and supplier partners, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is looking forward — as it demonstrated during its 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference here earlier this month. One of the keynote speakers during the

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