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Walgreens begins strategic review of Boots business

Walgreens begins strategic review of Boots business

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has begun a strategic review of its U.K.-based Boots business, according to a Reuters report, which cites remarks made by WBA chief executive officer Rosalind Brewer Tuesday at the J.P Morgan Healthcare Conference.   “This review is very much in line with our renewed priorities and strategic direction,”

WBA expands mental health training program

WBA expands mental health training program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  announced Thursday that it is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the UK. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

Lemonaid Health partners with Boots

Lemonaid Health partners with Boots

LONDON — Lemonaid Health, a San Francisco-based online health care company, is expanding internationally with the launch of its services in the United Kingdom in partnership with Boots UK. Boots is the U.K.’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer and is part of the Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) group. Lemonaid Health operates nationally in the U.S. and provides online

Boots UK accelerates tranformation plan in response to COVID-19 impact

Boots UK accelerates tranformation plan in response to COVID-19 impact

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Boots UK is taking decisive action to mitigate the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on the business and is accelerating the next phase of the Boots Transformation Plan. This will ensure a long- term and healthy future for the UK’s leading pharmacy, health and beauty business. Boots remained open throughout the lockdown

Walgreens Boots Alliance teams with ad giant WPP

Walgreens Boots Alliance teams with ad giant WPP

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Inc. has teamed up with global advertising and public relations giant WPP plc in a wide-ranging marketing and communications partnership for its businesses and brands. WBA said late Tuesday that WPP will operate and develop multiple marketing and communications channels for its retail and wholesale divisions and its

Boots adapts its strategy with Farmacias Benavides

Boots adapts its strategy with Farmacias Benavides

To quote one of Cortes’ officers when the Spanish first arrived in Mexico, they came “to serve God and His Majesty and also to get riches.” While the Boots/Walgreens story was playing out in the U.S., ultimately ending in Walgreens Boots Alliance, Boots was also busy south of the border acquiring Farmacias Ahumada in Chile

WBA strikes franchising deal in South Korea

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has signed an agreement to form a franchise partnership with Emart Co., a subsidiary of South Korea’s largest retailer, Shinsegae Group. Under the terms of the partnership, the two companies will create a pharmacy-led health and beauty retail franchise in South Korea operating under the Boots banner.

WBA to open Boots stores in South Korea

WBA to open Boots stores in South Korea

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) plans to form franchise partnership with Emart Co. Ltd., a leading hypermarket retailer in South Korea. WBA said the first Boots stores are slated to open before the end of the first half of next year. Under the agreement, the Boots stores will be located in shopping malls,

WBA appoints Gourlay, Barra to drive operations

WBA appoints Gourlay, Barra to drive operations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Alex Gourlay and Ornella Barra have been named co-chief operating officers of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA). Gourlay had been president of Walgreens, and Barra president and chief executive of global wholesale and international retail. Both had also been executive vice presidents of WBA. In his new role, Gourlay will oversee Walgreens

Analysis: Naming of co-COOs right step for WBA

Analysis: Naming of co-COOs right step for WBA

The appointment of Alex Gourlay and Ornella Barra as co-chief operating officers of Walgreens Boots Alliance signals the start of a new stage in the process of forging the two companies that came together to form WBA at the close of 2014 into a new corporate culture. The two executives, whose talent, experience and leadership

Walgreens Boots Alliance weighs options in Australia

Walgreens Boots Alliance weighs options in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — Almost 100 years ago Australian pharmacists banded together to stop Boots the Chemist entering their market ­by setting up the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and successfully lobbying governments to enact laws restricting pharmacy location and ownership. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) can expect a similarly frosty reception when it tries once again