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WBA announces leadership changes

WBA announces leadership changes

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday a new leadership structure for its U.S. business segment with Walgreens president John Standley leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. The new segment will now be organized under two leaders: Pharmacy led by Lee Cooper, and Retail led by Tracey Brown, president, Walgreens Retail

WBA sells 11 million shares of Option Care Health stock

WBA sells 11 million shares of Option Care Health stock

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced Wednesday that it has sold 11.0 million shares of Option Care Health common stock in an underwritten secondary offering. After the sale, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s ownership of Option Care Health’s common stock has decreased from approximately 20.5% to approximately 14.4%. Walgreens Boots Alliance intends to use the

WBA makes investment in its pharmacists

WBA makes investment in its pharmacists

Members of the pharmacy profession are at or near a high water mark in terms of public perception and recognition. Their performance during the COVID pandemic, when they stepped up to shift the nation’s sluggish immunization program into high gear, together with their steadily expanding role in community health care, have raised expectations among pharmacists,

WBA’s Q2 results beat expectations

WBA’s Q2 results beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Increased demand for COVID-19 tests and vaccines helped lift Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s second quarter results above Wall Street’s projections, as the omicron variant peaked during the period. WBA reported adjusted earnings of $1.59 per share in the three months ended Feb. 28. Revenue rose 3% to $33.76 billion. Analysts’ consensus estimates

A year in, Brewer has put analytic stamp on WBA

A year in, Brewer has put analytic stamp on WBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Roz Brewer has brought an analytical bent to Walgreens Boots Alliance during her first year as chief executive officer. Trained as a chemist at Spelman College, she brings a methodical, fact-based approach to solving problems related to the businesses of health care, pharmacy and retailing. “You always have to reach back and

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

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