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Walgreens adjusts web strategy

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is shutting down drugstore.com and Beauty.com in an effort to focus on Walgreens.com. The retailer, which acquired the two e-commerce operations in 2011, expects the shutdown to be completed by the end of September. The properties helped Walgreens create new digital capabilities with a stronger e-commerce approach, said a company spokesman.

Walgreens to shut down drugstore.com

Walgreens to shut down drugstore.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is shutting down drugstore.com and Beauty.com in an effort to focus on Walgreens.com. The retailer, which acquired the two e-commerce operations in 2011, expects the shutdown to be completed by the end of September. The properties helped Walgreens create new digital capabilities with a stronger e-commerce approach, said a company spokesman.

Walgreens to buy drugstore.com for $409M

Walgreens to buy drugstore.com for $409M

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In a move to expand its e-commerce business and expertise, Walgreen Co. plans to acquire drugstore.com in a deal valued at $409 million. Walgreens said Thursday that under the agreement, it will acquire the drugstore.com web site plus the online retailer’s extensive roster of microsites, led by Beauty.com. Plans call for drugstore.com