The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents program, which now includes more than 430 charities, has offered nonprofits located in communities served by Rite Aid a unique way to fundraise in support of those they serve.
The weekly Flu Index shows which populations are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology and does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity, Walgreens noted.
“The integration of the two networks ... will create substantial synergies [on the] organizational side of the business [and] procurement side of the business," Stefano Pessina, CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance, told analysts.
Following a letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that the flu is widespread in Idaho, Washington, Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania, Albertsons announced this week that its pharmacies have stocked the standard and high-dose flu vaccines.
By this time next week, the FTC is expected to have approved the Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid merger, including the divestiture of 865 stores to Fred's, The New York Post reported late Tuesday, citing sources close to the case. "[T]he FTC will likely ask Fred’s — which will more than double in size after it buys the Rite Aid stores — to raise additional equity to help stabilize its financing after closing," The Post reported. The deal approval is being expedited prior to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, The Post added. (The New York Post)
After an initial, small-scale rollout this spring, Walgreens and FedEx expect to have the program available at thousands of Walgreens locations later this calendar year and chainwide by the fall of 2018.