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Walgreens rolls out additional safety measures

Walgreens rolls out additional safety measures

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Ensuring the health and safety of its team members, customers and communities is Walgreens top priority, now more than ever. The company is committed to providing a safe environment in stores chain-wide, and is taking additional measures for team members on the frontlines of care, as well as those across its supply

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery services

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To address the rising need for home delivery, Walgreens and Postmates have expanded on-demand delivery to now service consumers nationwide. With this expansion, consumers in cities across the country can get health and wellness items, including select over-the-counter medications, and other household essentials and convenience products they need delivered to them from

Walgreens announces one-time bonus plan

Walgreens announces one-time bonus plan

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In further appreciation of the role Walgreens team members in its stores and distributions centers are playing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for their ongoing commitment to customer care, the company announced a one-time bonus for these employees. The bonus payment of $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time hourly team members

Walgreens announces temporary changes to store hours

Walgreens announces temporary changes to store hours

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — To better support its store team members during the COVID-19 pandemic, while also continuing to meet the needs of customers and communities, Walgreens has adjusted its operating hours. Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, most Walgreens stores nationwide will have adjusted operating hours. Most Walgreens locations, including 24-hour stores, will now be open

Walgreens to provide access to government-run COVID-19 testing facilities

Walgreens to provide access to government-run COVID-19 testing facilities

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens pledged Friday in a White House meeting its commitment to aid the Administration in providing access to COVID-19 testing. Walgreens will dedicate temporary space at select locations, outside of the stores such as in parking lots, where non-Walgreens health personnel will administer COVID-19 testing. The testing locations and timing will be

Walgreens adds services during COVID-19 pandemic

Walgreens adds services during COVID-19 pandemic

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is taking a number of steps in its stores and pharmacies across the U.S., and introducing additional services, to help support customers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re working around the clock to best meet the needs of our customers, patients and in communities we serve, as our role as

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Richard Ashworth has been named president of the Walgreens drug chain, the largest component of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). In his new role, Ashworth, a 28-year Walgreens veteran, succeeds Alex Gourlay, who remains WBA’s co-chief operating officer and continues to oversee the Walgreens and Boots businesses. Ashworth will be responsible for developing

Walgreens, Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society team

Walgreens, Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society team

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced this week a new collaboration with Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to enable research in tough-to-treat cancers and increase access to care with a pledge to contribute more than $25 million to the organizations, collectively, over the next five years. Through a combination of corporate donations

H-E-B honored with Political Advocacy Award at NACDS TSE

H-E-B honored with Political Advocacy Award at NACDS TSE

BOSTON – H-E-B was honored for its political engagement during the Political Involvement Reception at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo Saturday night. H-E-B chief operating officer Martin Otto, a former NACDS chairman of the board and a current NACDS board of directors member, accepted the 2019 “Politically Engaged Pharmacy

Kroger, Walgreens to expand pilot to Knoxville

Kroger, Walgreens to expand pilot to Knoxville

CINCINNATI – Building on an exploratory pilot that rolled out last October, Kroger Co. and Walgreens announced Monday the introduction of a new test area for the retailers, featuring the expansion of Kroger Express and Kroger Pickup at select Walgreens stores as well as the launch of Walgreens’ owned-brand health and beauty products in 17

Walgreens to utilize Theatro’s AI technology

Walgreens to utilize Theatro’s AI technology

RICHARDSON, Texas — Theatro, pioneers of the world’s first voice-controlled mobile platform as a service for the hourly workforce,  announced this week that Walgreens will be  implementing Theatro’s enterprise-wide solution at all of its 9,560 stores, with the first 1,000 locations deployed in 2019. Theatro’s all-inclusive service offering allows Walgreens store team members to communicate

Alipay now available at Walgreens locations nationwide

Alipay now available at Walgreens locations nationwide

NEW YORK – Alipay, the world’s leading digital payment platform, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, and Walgreens, Wednesday announced a collaboration that will bring Alipay’s mobile payment platform to thousands of Walgreens locations throughout the U.S. “Walgreens is focused on making shopping more convenient for our customers. This collaboration has particular significance for our

Walgreens, FedEx announce Rx delivery service

Walgreens, FedEx announce Rx delivery service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and FedEx Corp. on Thursday announced a nationwide rollout of next-day prescription delivery service, bringing together Walgreens extensive network of neighborhood pharmacy locations with the FedEx air-and-ground delivery network to enhance convenience for patients to fill prescriptions. Walgreens is now the fastest choice for next-day prescription delivery across the nation. Patients

Kroger and Walgreens expand exploratory pilot

Kroger and Walgreens expand exploratory pilot

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Kroger Co. and Walgreens today announced two major initiatives, building on the exploratory pilot the companies announced in October, combining America’s food and grocery authority with Walgreens global expertise in pharmacy, health and beauty. “We are redefining the customer experience in a variety of ways through Restock Kroger, including innovative partnerships like

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