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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

Walgreens taps Boots exec for beauty, personal care

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Lauren Brindley has joined Walgreens as group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care. She succeeded Shannon Curtin, who left to pursue other ­opportunities. Brindley has served in commercial roles in Boots — mainly in beauty and personal care — for the last 10 years. She started her

Walgreens Boots Alliance to sponsor world’s fair U.S. pavilion

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance will be a key sponsor of the USA Pavilion at the world’s fair in Milan, Italy, which begins later this week. The company said Wednesday that, along with sponsoring the USA Pavilion, it will have a designated space to showcase Walgreens and Boots retail, service and product offerings. Running May 1 to Oct. 31, Expo