December 11, 2015

The second request will extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid have substantially complied with the request. 

December 11, 2015

Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll for health coverage beginning on Jan. 1. 

December 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday shared a Wolfe Research analyst's concerns that the Walgreens Boots Alliance proposed deal to acquire Rite Aid may not pass regulatory scrutiny. "[T]he merger seems to go against the spirt of the antitrust laws in the U.S.," noted Scott Muskin, Wolfe Research analyst. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

December 10, 2015

For the week of Dec. 6, the top 10 markets with flu activity are predominantly in Texas. 

December 9, 2015

Walgreens has partnered with Verve Chicago on an online research community to get better insights into its customer base. 

December 7, 2015

Recent entries in the prescription delivery business have upped the ante, promising patients quicker service that fits their schedule.

December 7, 2015

Every day retailers leverage their strong neighborhood bonds to feed some mighty and noble causes. Here are some — but not all — of our current favorites.

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

December 3, 2015

The Walgreens Flu Index uses data for antiviral medications for treating the flu filled every week and lists the top markets and states by flu activity, as well as the states and markets with the most gains in flu activity. 

December 1, 2015

Walgreens has begun its same-day service powered by Deliv with 67 stores in the Dallas area.

November 30, 2015

For every immunization, including flu shots, administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, the value of two life-saving vaccines will be donated to a child in a developing country.

November 20, 2015

The 2016 CEI rated 851 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices.

November 17, 2015

The woman behind of some Walgreens’ biggest digital innovations is departing the company to become COO at Kohl’s.

November 16, 2015

A new survey of doctors finds them largely willing to embrace telehealth to complement the care they provide. 

November 11, 2015

Since Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that it would be acquiring Rite Aid, you’ve likely had some questions about it swirling in your head. Here’s what you need to know. 

November 11, 2015

Lead by incredible 60% growth in the brow segment, the eye category has been a bright spot for mass market retailers.

November 11, 2015

A lot was happening in the world of community pharmacy, as we raced to close this issue of Drug Store News — no news bigger than the late October bombshell that Walgreens Boots Alliance would swallow up Rite Aid, in a deal valued at more than $17 billion all in.

November 10, 2015

As a result of this expansion, 25 states can now take advantage of Walgreens’ mobile app integration with MDLive’s telehealth platform.

November 10, 2015

Walgreens is delivering a differentiated drug store shopping experience by investing in an omnichannel experience across pharmacy, health and wellness and beauty. 

November 6, 2015

CVS Health is a likely buyer for as many as 85% of any stores that will be required to be sold by Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid by the Federal Trade Commission. 

November 6, 2015

Pharmacy and retail NACDS members members were able to discuss issues surrounding Medicaid, prescription drug monitoring program funding, opioid abuse, plastic bag preemptions and back-to-school sales tax holidays. 

November 6, 2015

A CBS star and the producer of the People’s Choice Awards — which will be held Jan. 6 — got flu shots at a press conference to promote Walgreens’ vaccination campaign. 

November 5, 2015

Walgreens may have to shutter as many as 3,000 stores in its bid to buy Rite Aid, or 65% of Rite Aid's store base, according to one real estate analyst in a Fortune story published Thursday, including 1,000 locations Walgreens is willing to jettison as part of any FTC negotiation and another 2,000 locations after the merger is complete. "The post-merger Walgreens real estate imperative will be to minimize cannibalization," noted Garrick Brown, VP research at Cushman for the West Region, adding that there are countless Rite Aid and Walgreens locations opposite one another across the country. (Fortune)

November 5, 2015

While Apple Pay has been available for a little more than a year, usage rates are still low. Walgreens is the first retailer to integrating its loyalty program with the mobile payment service.