10/30/2015 - 12:56pm

"Competition is essential in every part of our economy, and especially so in a market as complex and important as health care," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said about Walgreens’ planned acquisition of Rite Aid. 

10/29/2015 - 1:30pm

In the wake of the news that Walgreens Boots Alliance would be acquiring Rite Aid, the New York Times has published a profile on Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina and his career, during which he says he has overseen some 1,000 acquisitions, noting that he is open to opportunities that would expand the company’s footprint around the globe. “Due to my age, I won’t have a possibility to make many more acquisitions,” Pessina told the times. “And unfortunately, I cannot amuse myself dealing directly with small acquisitions, and dealing directly with owners and so on. ... But if we see an opportunity, at the right time, we will take it.” (New York Times)

10/29/2015 - 9:29am

Total drug store sales for the 34 weeks ended Oct. 24, 2015 increased 2.2% with sales of $17.4 billion.

10/28/2015 - 11:54am

In the United States, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s Retail Pharmacy division finished the year with total sales of $81 billion — up 6% over fiscal 2014 — driven by total comparable store sales growth of 6.4%

10/27/2015 - 5:34pm

“Today’s announcement is another step in Walgreens Boots Alliance’s global development and continues our profitable growth strategy," Stefano Pessina, Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice chairman and CEO, said.

10/27/2015 - 1:37pm

A deal would bring the No. 1 and No. 3 retail pharmacy operations under one roof, creating a pureplay pharmacy operator with more than 12,786 stores and more than $67.1 billion in pharmacy revenue, according to figures from DSN's Annual PoweRx Industry Rankings. 

10/26/2015 - 12:19pm

Walgreens has placed its plans to expand Theranos bloodwork centers on hold, USA Today confrimed in a report published Saturday. Walgreens spokesperson Markeisha Marshall wrote an email to USA Today saying that "with the completion of our Phoenix rollout that was part of our current agreement with Theranos, we are currently in discussions about the next phase of our relationship." (USA Today

10/23/2015 - 12:24pm

A Walgreens Specialy Pharmacy executive is taking on a role with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” fundraising walks. 

10/22/2015 - 10:51am

The line includes USB power cables, headphones and other technology accessories like mobile phone tripods.