July 26, 2016

Walgreens is opening a new store in Grand Rapids, Mich., but it won't look like a typical Walgreens.

July 25, 2016

Walgreens is now more than halfway toward its goal, announced in February, of installing medication disposal kiosks at 500 locations around the country, the company announced Monday.

July 18, 2016

The first stores are expected to open before the end of the first half of calendar year 2017 and will include Boots highly regarded and exclusive No7 and Soap & Glory products.

July 15, 2016

The New York Post Thursday evening reported that talks between Walgreens Boots Alliance and the Federal Trade Commission concerning its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid are progressing. "The drug store giant is in talks with the Federal Trade Commission about what it needs to sell to gain regulatory approval of the $17 billion deal, sources said on Thursday," The Post reported. "The talks with the FTC about divestitures is a sign regulators are open to approving the merger, sources said." (The New York Post)

July 14, 2016

If Rite Aid needs to shed some stores for antitrust reasons in the wake of a merger with Walgreens-Boots Alliance, many experts expect one well-known drug store to step forward.

July 14, 2016

Walgreens is teaming up with the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program to offer free children’s dental screenings and a $1 donation for every qualifying purchase made at Walgreens stores. 

July 11, 2016

The National Association of Professional Women has inducted Walgreens' Andrea Collaro into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2015-2016, Fra Noi, Chicago's Italian American Voice, reported Sunday. The honor recognizes Collaro for her leadership in health and wellness, the paper noted. As senior director of brand management and product development for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Collaro oversees all products under the Walgreens banner. (Fra Noi)

July 8, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revoked the Theranos' CLIA certificate, among other sanctions.

July 7, 2016

Walgreens will offer customers enrollment in the PMI Cohort Program at its stores, at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics, online through Walgreens.com and through the Walgreens mobile app.

July 6, 2016

Comparable front-end sales flat, but Walgreens in process of updating its beauty sector, with a rollout to more than 1,800 stores expected by the end of calendar 2016.

June 29, 2016

More than a decade after they began to appear in community pharmacies across the country, retail clinics have become a key provider of health care to millions of Americans.

June 29, 2016

With more than 350 corporate-owned clinics in 20 states operating under the Healthcare Clinic banner and about 50 other clinics in its stores run by other providers, Walgreens has been at the forefront of the movement to make retail clinics a cornerstone of the American healthcare system.

June 28, 2016

Walgreens customers now have the ability to redeem paperless coupons from Walgreens and manufacturers for online purchases, as well as in-store purchases.

June 22, 2016

The new app taps into the product databases on boots.com with iPad, and uses its analytics to enable colleagues to easily make recommendations to customers as well as view item location and online inventory.

June 20, 2016

Walgreens has mad a dedicated effort in its Cleveland-area stores to support the local chaper of Make-A-Wish, The Morning Journal reported Friday. From June 11-25, more than 80 local Walgreens stores will collect donations to benefit the organization. “Inspired by the bravery of a local employee whose child received a granted wish, Walgreens has been a dedicated partner to Make-A-Wish in greater Cleveland, raising funds to make wishes possible for deserving kids,” stated Doug Kelly, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. (The Morning Journal)

June 20, 2016

Walgreens installed safe medication disposal kiosks in locations across both Washington and Oklahoma and made naloxone available without requiring a prescription.

June 14, 2016

Testing will take place at select Walgreens stores in 150 participating cities, June 23-25.

June 13, 2016

The Chicago-based retailer informed Theranos that it will be terminating its relationship and closing operations at all 40 Theranos Wellness Centers at its stores in Arizona, effective immediately.

June 10, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission is nearing its decision on the proposed merger of Rite Aid by Walgreens Boots Alliance, The New York Post reported late Thursday night, and signs point toward an approval. "The FTC’s biggest concern is the merger will give the combined company too much power when negotiating prices with pharmacy benefit managers," The Post reported. "[But] on Thursday, the chief executive of the No. 1 pharmacy manager, Express Scripts’ Tim Wentworth, said he welcomed the merger." (The New York Post

June 9, 2016

"With the two co-COOs overseeing the day-to-day activities of the company, ... I will be able to further focus on driving the growth strategy and development of WBA," said Stefano Pessina, WBA executive vice chair and CEO.

June 8, 2016

Personal care products brand Steripod has expanded the distribution for its market leading clip-on toothbrush protector.

June 8, 2016

The contributions from Walgreens' customers benefit the Red Nose Day Fund, which supports charities addressing childhood poverty.

June 7, 2016

In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek

June 6, 2016

"After the success in Walgreens' sister company Boots, Pure Gold Collagen has been the first and fastest growing liquid beauty vitamin in the U.K.," stated Tony Sanguinetti, CEO Minerva.