12/12/2014 - 6:11pm

The announcement that Walgreens' Greg Wasson is retiring marks the end of an era, one in which Walgreens, and Wasson in particular, has left an indelible mark on the industry. It's an era during which Walgreens has transformed into a progressive, global, multi-faceted healthcare company that pushes the envelope both in terms of the healthcare services provided and in terms of the front-end-slash-omnichannel shopping experience enjoyed by Walgreens' customers. 

12/11/2014 - 7:46pm

As technology floods nearly every sector of the economy and the Affordable Care Act moves healthcare providers from a fee-for-service model to one that reimburses based on patient outcomes, healthcare executives are gearing up for the industry’s next monumental shift. Telemedicine.

12/11/2014 - 7:45pm

It’s the early days of the wearables sector and already 1-in-5 consumers own a wearable device, and 1-in-10 use that device every day.

12/11/2014 - 7:45pm

Millennials often are perceived as healthier than baby boomers

12/10/2014 - 11:52am

"For small- to medium-sized U.S. OTC manufacturers, the choice of going global usually forces a tough choice: selling directly to one or two important key accounts vs. working with a local distributor partner," writes Ed Rowland, founder and managing partner of Rowland Global LLC, in his latest blog post. 

 

12/09/2014 - 5:26pm

"During last week’s Drug Store News Diabetes Leadership Forum, the entire audience took a moment to focus on prevention … and do something about it," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

12/08/2014 - 4:23pm

"There are no perfect organizations, and we all have a performance gap between where we are and where we hope to land," writes Dan Mack in his latest blog entry. 

12/05/2014 - 4:20pm
Walgreens' management team following the Alliance Boots merger is in place following the appointment of Linda Filler to the chief merchant position. Filler will be a strong addition to the team Alex Gourlay, currently Walgreens president of customer experience and daily living, and president-elect of Walgreens, is building.
 
Filler has a robust retail pedigree, most recently as president of Claire’s Stores, a fun retailer targeting the tween market with fashionable jewelry and accessories. Prior to Claire’s, Filler was EVP and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club, where she led the owned-brand strategy. She also held EVP positions at Walmart and Kraft Foods Group, and leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Hanes Brands in the Sara Lee Corp.
 
12/05/2014 - 11:41am

Even in such food-abundant industrialized countries as the United States, an alarming number of people — particularly seniors — are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition.