Walgreens will deploy IBM retail analytics at more than 8,100 locations nationwide to help improve the efficiency of field service support for these locations.
In its first year, Walgreens' safe medication disposal kiosk program has resulted in the collection and disposal of 72 tons of unwanted medication, or the equivalent weight of about 40 midsize cars.
The new deal is for 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for $4.375 billion in cash and other consideration.
In mid-afternoon trading, sales of both Rite Aid and Walgreens Boots Alliance stock were up slightly.
Similar to the outpouring of support to the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, retail pharmacy operators are rallying together to serve the communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida, and the retail pharmacy, grocery and mass merchandiser community is working to make sure Floridians are prepared.
According to CDC data, when taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by more than 90%.
Now through Aug. 31, 2018, for every vaccination administered at one of Walgreens' pharmacies or clinics, Walgreens will donate the a vaccine through the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
The retail pharmacy community, along with its supplier partners, are setting the stage to recovery for those in the Gulf Coast region impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The Daymon team recently tested a few wearable products, including the Walgreens Striiv activity tracker and the Higi app.