Jeffrey Woldt

WBA management team knows what’s what

WBA management team knows what’s what

Walgreens Boots Alliance experienced a rite of passage earlier this month when for the first time it reported quarterly earnings. The financial performance of the self-described international pharmacy-led health and well-being enterprise, formed last December by the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots, was noteworthy, with adjusted earnings far exceeding the projections of Wall Street

Chain pharmacy engaged in fixing health care

The Health Care Learning and Action Network was formally launched at the White House last month. President Obama and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell were on hand to voice their support for the project, which is intended to enlist a wide range of participants in the health care sector to help

There’s still plenty of work to do on health reform

Although the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama five years ago and the major provisions of the legislation took effect at the beginning of 2014, health care reform remains a highly contentious work in progress. Two recent reports provide some indications about the ACA’s success to date in achieving its primary

Inclusive approach creates competitive edge

Many of the boldface names in the retail and consumer products sectors belong to women. Helena Foulkes is president of CVS/pharmacy, the drug chain where Judy Sansone is chief merchant. Kathee Tesija holds the latter position at Target, and Michelle Gloeckler runs Walmart’s consumables business and heads up the company’s U.S. Manufacturing initiative. Delhaize America

Already, 2015 is shaping up as an eventful year

The new year is just over a month old and already the chain drug industry has seen its fair share of noteworthy events. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a coming out party, opening trading at NASDAQ and unveiling its new corporate logo; Brian Unmacht became the first person outside the Bartell family to serve as president

Retail pharmacy on cutting edge in health care

In the not-too-distant past community pharmacy was correctly perceived as a conservative business whose members were intent on operating within a well-defined set of parameters and not rocking the boat. A generation ago it wasn’t uncommon to hear members of the profession joke about what they did as “lick, stick and pour.” The industry as

Walgreens begins new phase in transformation

When the history of Walgreen Co. is written, Greg Wasson, who last month announced that he would step down as chief executive officer of the drug chain upon completion of its merger with Alliance Boots, will be seen as one of the company’s most consequential leaders. A product of the Walgreens system who joined the

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