March 4, 2015

When GVP/GMM, beauty and personal care Shannon Curtin arrived at Walgreen Co. about five years ago, the beauty department was already regarded as one of the best and most efficient in the mass business. But it was missing one element Curtin and her teamwork diligently to nurture — love.

February 26, 2015

Safeway and Albertsons announced several executive moves, including the appointment of a new chief administrative officer.


February 23, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals bolsters GI franchise in a $14.5 billion deal to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals. 

February 13, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart is planning to expand its fresh foods pilot.

February 11, 2015

Rite Aid is set to acquire Envision Pharmaceutical in a deal valued at $2 billion.


January 26, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Monday announced that George Fairweather, previously group finance director of Alliance Boots, has been named EVP and global CFO, effective Feb. 20. 


January 20, 2015

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Madison Dearborn Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, under which MDP will acquire a majority interest in Walgreens Infusion Services. 

January 20, 2015

U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private label products during the past year, marking a year-over-year increase of 2.1%, according to the latest IRI Times and Trends report.

January 16, 2015

Thomas Sabatino Jr. will be leaving the company to join Hertz Global Holdings as senior EVP, chief administrative officer and general counsel.


January 16, 2015

The board of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 33.75 cents per share, a 7.1% increase over the year ago dividend.

January 15, 2015

Rite Aid EVP and CFO Darren Karst was all smiles Wednesday before analysts at the 33rd Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. And with good reason. 


January 14, 2015

Rite Aid on Tuesday announced the completion of an amendment and extension of its existing senior secured credit facility, including an increased borrowing capacity of up to $3 billion.

January 9, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square and rang the Opening Bell.

January 8, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Friday will ring the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots.

January 5, 2015

Walgreens and Alliance Boots last week completed Step 2 of their strategic partnership to form Walgreens Boots Alliance, finalizing the two-step merger launched in 2012.

January 5, 2015

A Shoppers Drug Mart in British Columbia’s Port Alberni has decided to stop selling tobacco products, according to a local news report.


January 5, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists in Alberta can now offer flu screenings in store — a first for Canadian pharmacies.

January 5, 2015

Wasserstein & Co., LP, on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has announced the acquisition of Paris Presents from funds advised by private equity firm Mason Wells.

December 29, 2014

Walgreens' shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH.

December 23, 2014

In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.

December 23, 2014

Walgreens expects to close its merger with Alliance Boots by the end of the year, pending shareholder approval on Dec. 29, the retailer announced Tuesday. 

December 19, 2014

Walgreens on Friday announced that it intends to apply to list the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance common stock on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “WBA” following the closing of the previously announced reorganization of Walgreens into a holding company structure.

December 18, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter revenues of $6.7 billion, an increase of 5.3%, driven primarily by same-store sales, the drug store retailer said.

December 10, 2014

Walgreens announced that Greg Wasson, president and CEO, will retire shortly after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction