Walgreens in August polled consumers on Twitter regarding which Pringles chip flavors should make an exclusive appearance in the stores on the corner of Happy and Healthy come March 2017. The results are in, Hungry Forever reported Friday, and it looks like anyone seeking to satisfy their Cheddar BBQ or Jamaican Jerk cravings will need to make their way over to a Walgreens or Duane Reade location. The flavors not selected were Sweet Thai Chili and Original Hot Sauce, Hungry Forever reported. (Hungry Forever)
Albertsons, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart all saw significant rises in year-over-year satisfaction, with all advancing at least 3% year over year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Wall Street investors have faith that the Federal Trade Commission will approve Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid — and that’s having a positive influence on Walgreens’ stock, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. WBA’s shares have been up 6% this year and up 19% over March 2016, which Morningstar analyst Vishnu Lekraj says is due to “investor optimism that they’re going to be able to close the Rite Aid transaction.” (Crain’s Chicago Business)
Walgreens reportedly is weighing whether or not to declare that its FTC application has "certified compliance," which would force the Federal Trade Commission to vote on its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid quickly.