June 7, 2017

While the delay in merger approval has negatively impacted Rite Aid results, company officials acknowledged, the company is working toward improving performance.

June 5, 2017

Susan G. Komen Chicago is collaborating with Walgreens on a new effort to enourage patients to get mammograms by offering 1,000 Balance Rewards points to patients presenting vouchers proving they had a mammogram done at a participating healthcare facility. 

May 31, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance is likely to litigate should the Federal Trade Commission sue to block its proposed merger of Rite Aid, Cowen analyst Charles Rhyee opined according to a StreetInsider.com report published Wednesday. Rite Aid's value "remains significant" Rhyee noted. "This leads us to believe if the FTC were to block, WBA would litigate to win Rite Aid," he said. A deadlocked FTC is also a possibility, according to Rhyee. "The FTC Chairman, Maureen Ohlhausen, who is likely more favorable to the transaction, could use the 1-1 vote as leverage to build consensus and arrive at a consent decree." (StreetInsider.com)

May 26, 2017

 With flu season winding down, Walgreens on Friday released its final Flu Index of the 2016-17 season, noting which markets saw the most activity based on aggregate prescription data between October 2016 and April.

May 24, 2017

All veterans, active duty military personnel and their immediate family members, including the families of those who lost their lives in service to their country, will receive 20% on eligible store items.

May 23, 2017

Roughly three-quarters of visitors to the online platform are taking active follow-up steps, the retailer announced Tuesday, noting that its digital mental health resources also are reaching a broader demographic of consumers.

May 23, 2017

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s SVP communications and international affairs Yves Romestan will be departing the company, according to a report in PRWeek. Laura Vergani, who will become VP international and divisional communications — moving up from her most recent role as VP international communications —will take on many of his responsibilities, the report said. (PRWeek)

 

May 23, 2017

Walgreens is focusing more on health, wellness and beauty and it attempts to draw pharmacy customers to the front end.

May 23, 2017

Russian pharmacy retailer expects online sales to account for 10% of total revenue by mid-2018 from just 1% now, its corporate finance director told Reuters.

May 23, 2017

Appearance of company’s co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance will help honor Red Nose Day on May 25.

May 19, 2017

The local Chicago diaper bank will receive 250,000 diapers as part of the overall donation from Walgreens and Huggies.

May 18, 2017

In addition, Econdisc Contracting Solutions will have access to WBAD's sourcing efforts through the agreement.

May 18, 2017

Clinical abstracts from the studies being presented focus primarily on Walgreens’ efforts to improve medication adherence and patient outcomes through various pharmacy initiatives.

May 17, 2017

Drug and discount stores have managed to lure customers away from specialty and department stores to their doors for color cosmetics, where brows and lashes are leading the charge to attract shoppers, skin care and bubble bath products.

May 16, 2017

Continued Civil Information Demands from the Federal Trade Commission may be indicative that the agency plans to block the proposed merger, according to The New York Post sources.

May 15, 2017

The "Love Actually" sequel is set 13 years since the romantic comedy first hit screens, and some of the original film's cast is making a return.

May 12, 2017

In his latest entry, Drug Store News contributing editor Ed Rowland discusses the global growth of Walgreens Boots Alliance and how it’s changing the industry. 

May 10, 2017

All three will work together to reach veterans in communities across the country with targeted initiatives to address mental health awareness and treatment, veteran suicide prevention and opioid overdose education.

May 9, 2017

The two companies have certified substantial compliance with the Federal Trade Commission — a move that will leave the chains free to merge if the FTC hasn’t issued a decision before July 7.

May 8, 2017

Muscle Shoals, Ala., Mayor David Bradford called Walgreens a great corporate partner in the Shoals, providing good jobs and opportunities for workers.

May 4, 2017

As part of its merger agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Rite Aid's agreement to sell 865  stores and certain specified assets to Fred's Pharmacy may expand to as many as 1,200 locations.

May 1, 2017

According to a report in TheStreet published Monday, CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer advised Walgreens shareholders to hold on to what they have, because no matter how the Rite Aid deal pans out, Walgreens will win. "If the deal's derailed by the FTC, I think we're going to get a truly monster buyback," Cramer said during an exclusive monthly conference call for members of his Action Alert Plus investment club. "If the deal is accepted, analysts can raise their numbers substantially. Those are good outcomes." (TheStreet)

May 1, 2017
This year, M&M’s will donate more than $1 million to the Red Nose Day fund to support programs for children, kicking off its efforts with a New York City flash mob on May 1.
 
May 1, 2017

Once implemented, the FTC will have 90 days to either clear the $9.7 billion deal, or sue to block it, reported the news outlet.