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Walgreens, NYC serve up free flu shot vouchers

Walgreens, NYC serve up free flu shot vouchers

NEW YORK — The New York City Department of Health is collaborating with Walgreens to offer free flu shot vouchers at select stores across the boroughs. Plans call for 1,000 flu shot vouchers to be provided at 11 Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies in the Bronx (three), Brooklyn (three), Manhattan (two), Queens (two) and Staten

Allpoint ATM network expands presence at Walgreens

Allpoint ATM network expands presence at Walgreens

HOUSTON — Allpoint Network now has surcharge-free ATMs at nearly 7,000 Walgreens locations nationwide, including for the first time in Alaska, Michigan and Nebraska. The Cardtronics subsidiary said that, since late 2016, it has added Allpoint ATMs at about 2,000 Walgreens locations in key metropolitan areas across the country, including at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores

Walgreens, NewYork-Presbyterian offer telemedicine services

Walgreens, NewYork-Presbyterian offer telemedicine services

NEW YORK, N.Y. and DEERFIELD, Ill. – NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are partnering to bring convenient access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s world-class care through new telemedicine services, now available through Walgreens digital properties and at self-service kiosks at select Duane Reade drugstores in New York. NewYork-Presbyterian, New York’s No. 1 hospital, is offering the telemedicine services as part

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees sales dip in 2Q

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees sales dip in 2Q

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Despite an uptick in its Retail Pharmacy USA division, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported declined sales for its fiscal 2017 second quarter, with adjusted earnings per share in line with Wall Street’s consensus estimate. Also on Wednesday, WBA had no further news to report on the status of the antitrust review of

Surcharge-free ATM access expands at drug, mass chains

Surcharge-free ATM access expands at drug, mass chains

NEW YORK — A new agreement between Cardtronics and Citibank will make available over 30,000 more surcharge-free ATMs at chain drug and mass retail stores in major metropolitan markets nationwide. Citibank said customers can now access no-surcharge ATMs at nearly all Costco, CVS Pharmacy and Target stores. The banking giant added that surcharge-free ATM access

Walgreens kicks off annual flu shot push

Walgreens kicks off annual flu shot push

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As the nation enters the back-to-school season, Walgreens has launched its yearly flu vaccination campaign. The drug chain said Monday that it’s offering flu shots on a walk-in basis at all of Walgreens pharmacies nationwide, Duane Reade pharmacies in metropolitan New York and Walgreens Healthcare Clinic retail clinics. Depending on the location,

How chain drug stores can stand out from the crowd

How chain drug stores can stand out from the crowd

For practical purposes, we all consider convenience stores to belong to one retail sector and drug stores to another. In a very real sense, however, the modern chain drug store is a c-store. Convenience is the raison d’être for the extraordinarily well-positioned real estate of the drug store sector as a whole. The strategy, of

Stiller slated to leave Walgreens

Stiller slated to leave Walgreens

NEW YORK — Beth Stiller, group vice president of global brands and sourcing at Walgreens, is leaving the company to join Massage Envy as chief commercial officer. Stiller will be responsible for leading services, retail, innovation and operations teams at Massage Envy, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based therapeutic massage and skin care service franchisor with more than

Duane Reade takes cues from parent firm

Duane Reade takes cues from parent firm

NEW YORK — The newest Duane Reade store has taken the chain’s integration with parent company Walgreens to another level while attracting thousands of customers daily with distinctive offerings. The store opened in January. Exterior signs for the outlet, in Penn Station in Manhattan, say Duane Reade by Walgreens. The interior conforms more to a

Magnacca back in wellness space

Magnacca back in wellness space

Former Walgreens executive Joe Magnacca has moved on after an unsuccessful effort to breathe life into the struggling consumer electronics chain RadioShack. This week, Magnacca was announced as the new chief executive officer of Massage Envy, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based therapeutic massage and skin care service franchisor with more than 1,100 locations in the United States.

WBA starts off fiscal 2016 on strong note

WBA starts off fiscal 2016 on strong note

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) topped Wall Street’s earnings projections for its fiscal 2016 first quarter. WBA said Thursday that for the first quarter ended Nov. 30, 2015, adjusted net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance were $1.13 billion, or $1.03 per diluted share, compared with $749 million, or 78 cents per diluted

Walgreens, Rite Aid kick off flu shot campaigns

Walgreens, Rite Aid kick off flu shot campaigns

NEW YORK — Walgreens and Rite Aid have commenced their annual flu shot campaigns, providing consumers with a range of vaccine options and making it easy for people to get immunized against influenza. This season, Walgreens pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York will offer such flu vaccination choices as a

Former Duane Reade CEO joins WBA board of directors

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Former Duane Reade chief executive officer John Lederer has been named to the board of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA). Lederer has been president and CEO of US Foods since September 2010, leading a comprehensive brand transformation. He also led a major transformation at Duane Reade, overseeing the creation of a new