October 15, 2014

Walgreens promoted Jan Stern Reed to general counsel for the company, effective immediately.

 

September 30, 2014

Walgreens Tuesday morning posted fourth-quarter sales of $19.1 billion, representing an increase of 6.2% compared to the year-ago period, while sales for the fiscal 2014 ended Aug. 31 increased 5.8% to a record $76.4 billion. 

 

September 29, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced that China Securities Regulatory Commission has approved the group's investment in Nanjing Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

September 16, 2014

Walgreens announced that Walgreens Boots Alliance filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

September 8, 2014

Walgreens announced the appointment of Barry Rosenstein and a second new director to be named to its board of directors.

 

August 20, 2014

Look for Walgreens to continue to try to create a kind of retail theater, focused very sharply on the front end of the store.

August 18, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced it has acquired full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group, its pre-wholesale and contract logistics joint venture in the United Kingdom, from UDG Healthcare for a consideration of around £66 million ($110.4 million) for the 50% shareholding it did not already own. 

August 14, 2014

Alex Gourlay, EVP Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, announced a proposed operational organization structure in a letter to Walgreens employees.

 

August 12, 2014

Alliance Boots on Monday announced that it has completed the acquisition of South America's Farmacias Ahumada S.A. ("FASA").

 

August 8, 2014

Walgreens pulled the trigger on step two of its proposed Alliance Boots merger a full six months early.

 

August 6, 2014

Walgreens said it has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015.

 

August 4, 2014

Walgreens on Monday announced the appointment of Timothy McLevish as  EVP and CFO.

 

June 24, 2014

As Walgreens carefully considers how to best execute the second step of its acquisition of Alliance Boots, Walgreens on Tuesday relayed its progress in improving its domestic business, including the company's success in winning the prescription business of high-value seniors and the pending national launch of its Boots No7 beauty brand.

May 19, 2014

The U.K. daily the Telegraph on Monday reported conjecture that Walgreens may seek to pull the trigger on the second step in its acquisition of Alliance Boots sooner rather than later.

May 15, 2014

AmerisourceBergen on Thursday announced that Gregory Wasson, president and CEO of Walgreens, has been elected to its board of directors, effective immediately.

May 15, 2014

With the announcement of Alliance Boots' year-end results Thursday morning, the future of what a finalized Walgreens/Alliance Boots merger might look like materialized to a greater degree.

May 15, 2014

With Pfizer's targeted takeover of AstraZeneca, there's been much talk about inversion, or the practice of re-domiciling a company's headquarters to another country in an effort to save on corporate taxes.

May 6, 2014

Alliance Boots on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Farmacias Ahumada.

April 21, 2014

DSN highlights the best practices in in-store merchandising and marketing in the beauty and personal care category.

February 18, 2014

Recent strategic business initiatives are granting wholesalers more generic drug purchasing power than ever before.

January 31, 2014

If you don't succeed the first time, try, try again. That's exactly what McKesson did when it announced that it reached an agreement with Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH to acquire its entire holding of Celesio shares. And in a separate and subsequent agreement, McKesson also picked up the Celesio convertible bonds from Elliott.

Nothing good is ever easy. "While the path to securing this acquisition was certainly not what we had originally expected, it would seem that the interested parties to this transaction continued to see the compelling strategic benefit of McKesson and Celesio uniting to form a global leader in health care services," John Hammergren, McKesson chairman, CEO and president, said of the deal. "I never lost sight of the value this transaction will bring to our customers, our supply chain partners, the employees of both organizations and our shareholders."

January 8, 2014

Walgreens is not only completely transforming its drug store business from a prescription medicine dispensary to healthcare provider, they're continuing to deliver shareholder value.

December 13, 2013

Alliance Boots is expanding its network of independent pharmacists operating under the Alphega Pharmacy banner, according to a report published by RetailWeek Friday.

December 12, 2013

Following reports in the media in Mexico and Chile of discussions between Alliance Boots and Grupo Casa Saba and its shareholders, Alliance Boots confirmed that it has stopped all discussions.