October 2, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve care coordination and integrate immunization records for more than 8.5 million VA-enrolled patients.

October 2, 2014

WebMD Health and Walgreens on Thursday partnered on an initiative to help improve health and wellness in America by helping and incenting consumers to make healthier choices at home, work and on-the-go. 

 

October 2, 2014

The Western Union Co. and Walgreens on Wednesday launched international and domestic money transfers through a new Western Union stage-and-pay kiosk model via the Walgreens Balance Financial platform.

October 2, 2014

First Lady of Wisconsin Tonette Walker on Wednesday recognized Walgreens store managers from around Wisconsin whose stores participate in an on-the-job training program for people with disabilities, a state partnership with Walgreens that puts individuals on a path to employment and independence. 

October 1, 2014

Express Scripts on Wednesday announced that its two nationally available 2015 Express Scripts Medicare Prescription Drug Plans will offer a preferred retail pharmacy network featuring Walgreens.

October 1, 2014

"We're moving to a personal relationship with our customers, which in retail has never been seen before," said Tim Theriault, Walgreens SVP and chief information, innovation and improvement officer. 

 

October 1, 2014

Walgreens last month posted an aspirational video to its YouTube channel that really captures the signficance of its "Get a Shot. Give a Shot." campaign conducted in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

September 30, 2014

Shares of Walgreens were up about $1.50 to more than $61 per share as the market opened Tuesday morning following the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. 

 

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 26, 2014

The Boston Herald has reported that Walgreens is expanding its partnership with Florida veterinary company, ShotVet, to offer pet care services, such as vaccines and micro-chipping, at select stores in Massachusetts.

September 23, 2014

Surescripts is further extending the scope of its Immunization Registry Reporting service with the addition of four chain pharmacies.

September 22, 2014

Through a partnership with a Florida veterinary company, ShotVet, Walgreens is offering preventive care services for pets at select stores in Massachusetts, according to the Boston Herald.

September 18, 2014

Illinois Sen. Mattie Hunter, D-District 3, and author and Walgreens executive Steve Pemberton will receive Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities’  2014 Leadership Awards at the agency’s annual luncheon.

September 17, 2014

The mHealth Summit on Wednesday announced that Walgreens' chief medical officer Harry Leider will open the 6th annual Summit with a keynote address on Dec. 8.  

September 16, 2014

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

 

September 15, 2014

The 16th annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit on Dec. 2 is shaping up to be a must-attend event. In addition to the newly named CVS Health and the Walgreens Boots Alliance, participating retailers will include Ahold, Cardinal Health, Costco, Family Dollar, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Sam’s Club, Shopko, Target, Thrifty White and Winn-Dixie.

September 15, 2014

Managing such chronic conditions as diabetes has become a core competency among many retail pharmacies. It dovetails well with the retail pharmacy industry’s goal to become a destination center for patients proactively seeking to improve their health and wellness.

September 12, 2014

Walgreens recently became one of the first retailers to enable Apple's new Apple Pay system, keeping the retail pharmacy giant on the cutting edge of mobile and omnichannel shopping. 

Walgreens isn't alone, of course, http://www.drugstorenews.com/article/target-app-integrate-new-apple-pay " target="_blank">Target also will enable Apple's new payment system. “We know mobile is becoming the front door to Target, and we’re focused on creating the best possible mobile experiences for our guests,” said Jason Goldberger, SVP of Target.com and mobile, in the company’s “A Bullseye View” newsletter. “We’re thrilled to support Apple Pay to streamline how our guests pay in the Target app — this absolutely makes purchasing from Target’s mobile app easier than ever.”
 
It's a smart play, especially with all of the recent hacking incidents at retail — Apple Pay serves as an encrypted payment service that doesn't reveal such identifiers as name and credit card number as part of the transaction. Apple Pay, and other similar services no doubt, will evolve into the latest facet of omnichannel shopping. Not only will tomorrow's mobile shopper get what she wants, where she wants it and when she wants it, but also how she wants to pay for it. 
 
But it's a smart play for other reasons, too. Apple Pay stands a strong chance of defining the mobile payment space. There aren't too many companies that garner the kind of media attention that Apple does for a new product announcement (USA Today promised its app users live updates from California). But it's with good reason, people interested in news about Apple products tend to be higher-income consumers who actively embrace the new features with each upgraded iPhone. 
September 9, 2014

Apple today announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. 

 

September 9, 2014

Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation on Tuesday announced the launch of the “Get a Shot. Give a Shot” campaign.

September 8, 2014

Both CVS Health and Walgreens will be leading retail innovation when Apple unveils its iPhone 6 tomorrow as they are both expected to accept purchases made with the new iPhone payment system.

September 8, 2014

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

 

September 5, 2014

Walgreens is offering more than $10 million worth of flu shot vouchers free to those without health insurance coverage.