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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

WBA honored as top innovator

WBA honored as top innovator

DEERFIELD, Ill. — During its 119-year history, a spirit of innovation has always been a part of Walgreens’ DNA — from the introduction of child-resistant prescription containers to the first drive-through pharmacy. Since the retailer merged with Alliance Boots in 2014, the evaluation and deployment of new ideas has accelerated even further, and the combined

WBA Q1 results miss projections

WBA Q1 results miss projections

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance’s first quarter results fell short of Wall Street’s forecast. Adjusted earnings per share for the period ended November 30 were $1.37, while analysts had projected $1.41. Adjusted net earnings slid 11.8% to $1.2 billion, down 11.6% on a constant currency basis, from the year-ago period. Revenue also missed expectations,

WBA names Dixon global controller

WBA names Dixon global controller

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Heather Dixon has been named senior vice president, global controller and chief accounting officer by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, effective March 18. Dixon will join WBA from Aetna Inc., where she had been vice president, controller and chief accounting officer since 2017, and prior to that, assistant controller. Before that, she served

WBA joins Microsoft in health care partnership

WBA joins Microsoft in health care partnership

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Microsoft Corp. have teamed up to develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the future of health care. The companies will combine the power of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud and artificial intelligence platform, health care investments, and new retail solutions

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