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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,

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

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

WBA honored as top innovator

WBA honored as top innovator

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

Walgreens names new chief medical officer

Walgreens names new chief medical officer

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

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