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Walgreens and VillageMD to open additional clinics

Walgreens and VillageMD to open additional clinics

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD announced on Wednesday plans to open the next 40 new Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of next summer. The news comes on the heels of a successful pilot that began in Houston last year and will eventually lead to hundreds

WBA, McKesson complete formation of German wholesale joint venture

WBA, McKesson complete formation of German wholesale joint venture

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and McKesson Corp. announced on Monday the completion of their previously announced agreement to create a joint venture combining their respective pharmaceutical wholesale businesses in Germany, Alliance Healthcare Deutschland (AHD) and GEHE Pharma Handel (GEHE). WBA holds a 70% controlling equity interest in the joint venture and McKesson

WBA’s fourth quarter earnings top forecast

WBA’s fourth quarter earnings top forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Thursday projected single-digit profit growth in fiscal 2021 after reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, helped by higher sales at U.S. stores. Sales in U.S. stores in the quarter ended August 31 advanced 3.6%  to $27.0 billion, with same-store sales rising by the same amount. WBA said it anticipates

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

WBA’s Barra honored for responsible business leadership

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday that co-chief operating officer Ornella Barra was praised for her sustainability leadership at the Responsible Business Awards 2020, recognizing her innovation and her passionate commitment to promoting community health. Barra chairs WBA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and leads the company’s CSR strategy and partnerships

WBA details diversity initiatives in new report

WBA details diversity initiatives in new report

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has issued its inaugural report on diversity and inclusion within the company. The report, titled “All Together. Different,” details the numerous multifaceted programs that have been implemented throughout the company, across different geographies and businesses; explains the key initiatives that have driven progress, particularly over the last two

WBA appoints John Standley president of Walgreens

WBA appoints John Standley president of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Monday the appointment of John Standley as president of Walgreens, effective immediately. He will lead all Walgreens operations, and will have responsibility for the development, growth and management of the business as the company continues to build on its leadership in the rapidly evolving healthcare sector.

WBA names Cecilia Wu new VP of Global Insights

WBA names Cecilia Wu new VP of Global Insights

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Cecilia Wu on Tuesday was named vice president of global insights at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).  She had been working for Walmart, where she spent the last decade modernizing data-driven capabilities for end-to-end customer engagement, most recently as vice president of customer science. Her work was an important part of driving the transition

WBA appoints Mike Maresca new CTO

WBA appoints Mike Maresca new CTO

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Friday that Mike Maresca has been named the company’s  new chief technology officer. Maresca joined WBA at the end of June from Accenture, where he most recently served as global managing director leading business transformation and IT operations for global business applications and enterprise analytics. In

WBA reports fiscal 2020 third quarter results

WBA reports fiscal 2020 third quarter results

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said on Thursday its financial results for the fiscal 2020 third quarter, which ended May 31,  were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Prior to the pandemic our financial performance for fiscal 2020 was on track with our expectations. However, this unprecedented global crisis led to a loss

WBA expands partnership with Microsoft and Adobe

WBA expands partnership with Microsoft and Adobe

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings. It will provide Walgreens and Boots customers with products and services from its global pharmacy and retail

Retailers respond: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Retailers respond: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles on how retailers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. I have worked in pharmacies for more than 40 years, and I’m a pharmacist myself. I’ve never known a situation like what we’ve experienced over recent weeks with the COVID-19 ­crisis. None of us has. This

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. posted better than expected second quarter sales and earnings Thursday. The company’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.52 topped Wall Street’s forecast of  $1.46. Sales of $35.82 billion beat the projection of $35.27 billion. The quarter ended February 29, before the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. swelled

WBA expands technology partnership

WBA expands technology partnership

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have expanded their partnership with the launch of a new operating model for WBA’s IT run and operational services. The new model will enable WBA to accelerate its digitalization program to advance innovation for customers, drive organizational efficiencies  and further reduce its cost

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