Roz Brewer

For Brewer, WBA’s next phase is personal

For Brewer, WBA’s next phase is personal

In laying out her vision for the future of Walgreens Boots Alliance at the company’s investor day last month, chief executive officer Roz Brewer framed the strategy in personal terms. Recalling her mother’s final illness a decade ago, Brewer talked about the daunting complexity and wastefulness of health care in America, and how WBA is

WBA announces consumer-centric health care strategy

WBA announces consumer-centric health care strategy

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) launched on Thursday its new consumer-centric health care strategy to drive sustainable, long-term profitable growth. The plan features the launch of Walgreens Health, a new business segment enabled by investments in VillageMD and CareCentrix, accelerating the company’s capabilities in primary care, post-acute care and home care. The strategic

WBA makes $5.2 billion investment in VillageMD

WBA makes $5.2 billion investment in VillageMD

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has agreed to make an additional investment in VillageMD to advance its strategic position in the delivery of value-based primary care, a $1 trillion, fast-growing segment of the health care system. The companies said on Thursday that the $5.2 billion investment will accelerate the opening of at least

WBA’s fourth quarter results beat expectations

WBA’s fourth quarter results beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance beat Wall Street’s expectations for fourth quarter revenue and earnings, with COVID-19 vaccinations and tests boosting traffic and demand rising for cough-cold medications and vitamins. Walgreens administered 13.5 million vaccines during the three months ended August 31 — almost double the 7 million it had expected to provide. Adjusted

Walgreens Boots Alliance fills key roles

Walgreens Boots Alliance fills key roles

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has filled two key executive leadership positions, the company said on Tuesday. Holly May was appointed executive vice president and global chief human resources officer and Anita Allemand was appointed chief transformation and integration officer. May and Allemand will both report to WBA CEO Roz Brewer, as members of

WBA unveils second DE&I Report

WBA unveils second DE&I Report

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) released on Wednesday its second Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Report, which provides updates on the company’s bold DE&I commitments as well as its progress on leadership diversity. In addition, the Report includes – for the first time – U.S. demographic data by race. The DE&I Report, entitled

Walgreens increases starting wage for hourly team members

Walgreens increases starting wage for hourly team members

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is further investing in its hourly team members who provide trusted care and services in communities across the U.S. Walgreens will increase the starting hourly wage for all team members to $15.00 an hour, taking effect in phases beginning in October of this year and are expected to be fully implemented

WBA announces three key leadership appointments

WBA announces three key leadership appointments

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has named Tracey Brown to the newly created post of president of retail products and chief customer officer at Walgreens. The appointment, one of three announced Friday at WBA, is meant to emphasize Walgreens’ customer experience across all consumer touchpoints, the company said. WBA also named Danielle Gray

Walgreens surpasses 29 million COVID-19 vaccines administered

Walgreens surpasses 29 million COVID-19 vaccines administered

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced on Wednesday it has administered more than 29 million COVID-19 vaccinations across the U.S., as demand has increased more than 30% in some key areas and testing has more than doubled. It also now requires all U.S. team members to wear face coverings, and everyone at support offices to be

WBA completes transaction with AmerisourceBergen

WBA completes transaction with AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Wednesday that it has finalized the sale of its Alliance Healthcare businesses to AmerisourceBergen for total consideration of approximately $6.5 billion, made up of $6.275 billion in cash (subject to a customary net cash and working capital adjustment) and 2 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock.

WBA gives $350,000 to help address critical COVID-19 needs in India

WBA gives $350,000 to help address critical COVID-19 needs in India

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To help address the critical need for COVID-19-related resources during a surge in cases and deaths in India, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  announced Friday a commitment of US$350,000 to the American India Foundation (AIF). For a total of $350,000 or more, WBA will: provide a direct donation of $100,000 allow its team

Brewer’s appointment lifts WBA’s expectations

Brewer’s appointment lifts WBA’s expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Stefano Pessina is bullish about the future of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the wake of Rosalind Brewer’s appointment to succeed him as the company’s chief executive officer. A former CEO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club division and currently chief operating officer and group president at Starbucks Corp., Brewer will join WBA on March

WBA’s Pessina calls Brewer an “exceptional leader”

WBA’s Pessina calls Brewer an “exceptional leader”

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Stefano Pessina is bullish about the future of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the wake of Rosalind Brewer’s appointment to succeed him as the company’s chief executive officer. A former CEO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club division and currently chief operating officer and group president at Starbucks Corp., Brewer will join WBA on March