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Linda Filler

WBA names chief merchant, marketer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has named Joseph Hartsig chief merchandising officer and Adam Holyk chief marketing officer. Hartsig and Holyk report to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay, and are part of the Walgreens Enterprise Operating Committee. Hartsig also reports to Annie Murphy, WBA’s chief customer officer, while Holyk also reports

Walgreens names chief merchant, marketer

Walgreens names chief merchant, marketer

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has appointed Joseph Hartsig as chief merchandising officer and Adam Holyk as chief marketing officer for Walgreens. WBA said Friday that Hartsig and Holyk will start in their new positions on April 1. Both executives will report to WBA co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay and join the Walgreens

Linda Filler to step down as Walgreens top merchant

Linda Filler to step down as Walgreens top merchant

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) said Walgreens chief merchant Linda Filler is leaving the company on April 1. Filler has agreed to serve in an advisory role beyond that date, the company said, and she plans to devote more time to her family and to accept an offer to join the board

Walgreens chief merchant Linda Filler to depart

Walgreens chief merchant Linda Filler to depart

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens chief merchant Linda Filler is leaving the drug chain effective April 1. A Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) spokesman on Wednesday confirmed the departure of Filler, who holds the titles of president of retail products as well as chief merchandising and marketing officer. “We appreciate Linda’s contributions to our company. Under her

Walgreens reaches out to beauty enthusiasts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has launched Beauty Enthusiast, a free beauty club within its Balance Rewards loyalty program that provides cardholders who register for Beauty Enthusiast with additional rewards on beauty and personal care items, as well as other benefits. Beauty Enthusiast members will receive 5,000 Balance Rewards points for every $50 spent on cosmetics,

Walgreens rewards program adds beauty club

Walgreens rewards program adds beauty club

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens aims to give a little extra to its best beauty customers with the launch of Beauty Enthusiast, a free beauty club for its Balance Rewards loyalty program. The drug chain said Tuesday that Balance Rewards members who register for Beauty Enthusiast can receive additional rewards on beauty care and personal care

Walgreens enhances its paperless coupons

Walgreens enhances its paperless coupons

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens customers can now redeem paperless coupons from the retailer and manufacturers for online purchases, as well as in-store purchases. Additionally, offers can now be “clipped” on product detail pages and in search results on Walgreens.com, and through the Walgreens mobile app. Both new features represent the chain’s latest enhancements to its

Transformative changes the norm at Walgreens

Transformative changes the norm at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The acquisition of Rite Aid Corp. culminates sweeping change at Walgreens in the space of a little over three years. In linking its fortunes, starting in June 2012, to Alliance Boots GmbH and its dynamic leader, Stefano Pessina, the chain adopted a global outlook focusing simultaneously on scale and ­efficiency. Its merger

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’ Filler innovates across value chain

Walgreens’ Filler innovates across value chain

  DEERFIELD, Ill. — Linda Filler, president of retail products and chief merchandising officer at Walgreens, has always been fascinated by how consumers’ needs and wants translate into purchases. Since her time at the Hanes division of Sara Lee she has sought to fulfill consumers’ desires with relevant, unique and fun solutions. At Hanes, she