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.
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.
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
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens has made significant progress in its efforts to reopen recently damaged stores in Chicago to serve the needs of the local community. Currently, 100 of Walgreens’ 118 Chicago stores are open and operating with regular business hours. In addition, Walgreens has taken a number of steps to help meet the prescription
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,
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
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
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,
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Richard Ashworth has been named president of the Walgreens drug chain, the largest component of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). In his new role, Ashworth, a 28-year Walgreens veteran, succeeds Alex Gourlay, who remains WBA’s co-chief operating officer and continues to oversee the Walgreens and Boots businesses. Ashworth will be responsible for developing
DEERFIELD, Ill. — During its 119-year history, a spirit of innovation has always been a part of Walgreens’ DNA — from the introduction of child-resistant prescription containers to the first drive-through pharmacy. Since the retailer merged with Alliance Boots in 2014, the evaluation and deployment of new ideas has accelerated even further, and the combined
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced Monday that Dr. Kevin Ban has become its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In his role as CMO, Dr. Ban is assuming leadership of the Walgreens clinical office, overseeing the development of enterprise clinical programs and clinical analytics and directing provision of care, clinical outcomes, patient safety and healthcare information
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign announced Tuesday that the Walgreens Get a Shot. Give a Shot. program has helped provide 50 million life-saving vaccines to children around the world since its inception in 2013. Walgreens said it hopes to provide 50 million additional vaccines by 2023. Through the Get
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
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