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John Standley

Retail Forecast 2022

Retail Forecast 2022

With the pandemic surging, pharmacy chains are planning for new solutions to fight the variants. At the same time retailers are looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when many people find such services from more traditional providers out of financial reach. Chains are also bolstering their e-commerce appeal to entice omnichannel shoppers.

Walgreens provides aid to communities impacted by tornados

Walgreens provides aid to communities impacted by tornados

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is supporting relief efforts as many communities work to recover the aftermath of several tornados that impacted the Midwest and Southern regions last weekend, including an initial $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross. The company has also donated essential household items to the American Red Cross to support emergency shelters

Walgreens announces bonuses and rewards for team members

Walgreens announces bonuses and rewards for team members

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens continues to introduce new programs to support and recognize the extraordinary work of team members by announcing new bonuses and rewards for pharmacy teams: Pharmacist Bonus: A one-time bonus of $1,250.00 to full-time pharmacists and a $1,000.00 payment to part-time pharmacists will be paid in September 2021. Technician Certification Reward: Pharmacy technicians who

Walgreens rolls out mobile clinics

Walgreens rolls out mobile clinics

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Following the success of more than 700 vaccination clinics across the country hosted primarily at churches and community centers, Walgreens has activated multiple mobile clinics in Chicago. The traveling mobile clinics will focus on bringing COVID-19 vaccines directly to underserved communities and those with barriers to accessing the vaccine. Over the next

Walgreens to boost COVID-19 testing locations to 6,000 by May 1

Walgreens to boost COVID-19 testing locations to 6,000 by May 1

DEERFIELD, Ill. – As of May 1, Walgreens will significantly increase its COVID-19 testing capacity. The pharmacy retailer will go from more than 5,000 of its locations nationwide offering drive-thru diagnostic tests to 6,000 test locations, with more than half in socially vulnerable areas. Since Jan. 1, Walgreens has added more than 4,200 additional COVID-19

Walgreens expands financial services

Walgreens expands financial services

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens announced on Tuesday an agreement with InComm Payments to provide convenient and accessible financial services options for its customers. Together, the companies plan to launch a new bank account offering for its customers to be established at MetaBank with a Mastercard debit card that will serve Walgreens shoppers both in-store and

Video Forum: John Standley, Walgreens

Video Forum: John Standley, Walgreens

  John Standley, who joined Walgreens as president last August, talks about changes under way that will strengthen the drug chain’s position in pharmacy, health care and retailing. Among the subjects Standley addresses in this week’s Video Forum are Walgreens’ expanding partnership with VillageMD, the retailer’s revamped loyalty program, and its big investment in digital

Walgreens administers 5 million COVID vaccinations

Walgreens administers 5 million COVID vaccinations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Tuesday that it has provided approximately 5 million COVID-19 vaccinations across long-term care facilities, in stores and through dedicated clinics. Additionally, the company has completed over 60,000 clinics at long-term care facilities and vaccinated the majority of residents and staff that opted to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Walgreens. “We’re

FDA approves Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine

FDA approves Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, marking another historic milestone in helping the nation emerge from the pandemic. The FDA’s emergency use authorization given on Saturday kickstarts the federal government’s plan to distribute nearly 4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

Walgreens Expressions Challenge encourages teens to use creative talents

Walgreens Expressions Challenge encourages teens to use creative talents

DEERFIELD, Ill. — More than 10 years ago Walgreens launched its first Expressions Challenge program to encourage teens to use creative arts as an outlet to manage some of life’s stressful circumstances and to guide students to make better life choices. Offered only in Chicago and St. Louis, Walgreens worked with high school districts, teachers

Walgreens to expand COVID-19 vaccinations in stores

Walgreens to expand COVID-19 vaccinations in stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide a limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations across 15 states and jurisdictions as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Vaccinations will begin in stores Feb. 12 to eligible individuals

Walgreens partners with Synchrony and Mastercard

Walgreens partners with Synchrony and Mastercard

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is expanding its financial services offering in partnership with Synchrony and Mastercard, as part of its ongoing commitment to offer differentiated healthcare services and benefits to customers. In the coming months, Walgreens will launch credit cards, issued by Synchrony, as well as a prepaid debit card, both of which will be

Walgreens now administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in long-term care facilities

Walgreens now administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in long-term care facilities

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens has begun administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to residents and staff at long-term care facilities in a monumental first in the company’s 119-year history. Pharmacists are providing the vaccinations at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Ohio, Connecticut and Florida as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care receive first COVID-19 vaccines

Karmanos Cancer Institute and McLaren Health Care receive first COVID-19 vaccines

DETROIT — As a part of McLaren Health Care (McLaren), the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute began the process of immunizing its health care workers against COVID-19 today. “Our health care heroes have been courageously battling each wave of this virus for nearly a year,” said Dr. Justin Klamerus, president, Karmanos Cancer Hospital and Network.

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