GMDC’s Center Store: Essential for Total Store Growth report highlights the fact that such elements as nonfoods, grocerants and in-store health clinic can play a big role in improving customer experience and combating food price deflation, loss to online sales in impulse categories and changing shopper interests.
By expanding its digital strategy to one that encompasses mobility and other digital disruptors, group VP product and innovation Deepika Pande said Walgreens is removing friction from the shopping experience — streamlining customer engagement and driving more connections with shoppers.
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Theranos have tentatively reached accord on a $30 million agreement, according to a story published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal. Walgreens had been seeking $140 million as part of a breach of contract suit in an attempt to recover the cost of its investment. According to reports, Theranos recently told investors it had about $54 million in cash left to settle suits, down from $187 million in January. (The Wall Street Journal)