January 31, 2017

Evercore ISI’s Ross Muken has reiterated his “buy” rating on Walgreens stock.

January 31, 2017

The FTC may now require that more than 1,000 stores be sold to clear the path for the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger.

January 31, 2017

‘Team WBA’, the bespoke WPP team, will provide services including traditional and digital advertising, media investment management, promotion and relationship marketing, public affairs, media relations and communications.

January 30, 2017

Under the terms of the amendment, Walgreens Boots Alliance will pay a maximum of $7 per share, down from $9 per share, and the end date is extended from Jan. 27 to July 31.

January 27, 2017

Citing sources close to the negotiations, The New York Post on Friday reported that private-equity giant Cerberus Capital may emerge as a possible white knight for Walgreens and Rite Aid by acquiring the 865 stores being divested. "Cerberus had participated in Walgreen’s December auction of the stores in question, losing to a winning bid of $950 million from regional drug chain Fred’s, according to two sources close to the situation," The Post reported. "Walgreens had rejected Cerberus’ bid partly because it was concerned the Federal Trade Commission would not approve a private-equity buyer, according to the sources." Either way, the deal is "not in danger of collapsing" even though the deal technically expires Friday, The Post added. (The New York Post)

January 27, 2017

According to the Texas Influenza Surveillance Report, for the week ending Jan. 14, the percentage of doctor and hospital visits for influenza-like illnesses appoached 6%.

January 27, 2017

The dividend is payable March 10, 2017 to stockholders of record as of Feb. 15, 2017.

January 27, 2017

The new Walgreens specialty pharmacies are part of more than 250 Walgreens community and health system pharmacies that focus on community-based, patient-centered care.

January 26, 2017

If the Walgreens-Rite Aid deal is not extended, Walgreens may need to forfeit a $325 million termination fee, analysts noted.

January 26, 2017

"At this time, we are actively engaged in discussion with Rite Aid regarding how to proceed," Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina told shareholders. "These discussions include taking into account anything that is required to gain approval."

January 25, 2017

The TD Bank-branded in-store ATM installation follows the company's expansion last summer in Boston-area Walgreens locations.

January 25, 2017

The New York Post late Tuesday night reported that neither Walgreens nor Rite Aid will the nix the deal if the they don't get regulatory approval by the deadline Jan. 27.  “I assume that is correct,” a source with direct knowledge of the situation told The Post on Tuesday. "Rite Aid’s shares closed up 5 cents, at $6.95, well below the offer price," The Post added. "Its shares could fall below $4 if the deal is blocked, sources said." (The New York Post)

January 23, 2017

"As the Walgreens/Rite Aid merger agreement is set to expire on Jan. 27, Walgreens could look to re-cut the ... deal given the challenges, potentially enhancing its profile," noted DB analyst George Hill.

January 20, 2017

Turns out DSN readers were right — 59% believed the decision the Walgreens/Rite Aid deal would not be approved before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S president.

January 19, 2017

The Flu Index shows which populations are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on Index methodology.

January 18, 2017

NCA and Candy & Snack TODAY magazine created the awards program in 2011 to recognize and honor the confectionery industry’s best and most innovative leaders and category champions.

January 18, 2017

Members of retailers’ loyalty programs, such as Walgreens Balance Rewards, seamlessly add information into their Android Pay wallet. Once at the point of sale, a simple tap of their phone conveys loyalty, coupon or gift card info.

January 17, 2017

Cardtronics currently owns and operates approximately 6,700 ATMs nationwide in Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores.

January 17, 2017

The deal will set in motion immediate synergies as the combination of Walgreens and Rite Aid creates a national network of almost 12,000 locations focused on delivering health care and beauty.

January 17, 2017

Services rendered could be related to Fred’s announcement it will acquire 865 divested Rite Aid stores.

January 17, 2017

Naloxone is now more accessible and easier to obtain in more than 240 Walgreens pharmacies throughout Arizona.

January 12, 2017

“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.

January 12, 2017

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.

January 11, 2017

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.