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.

 

September 4, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York on Wednesday welcomed Walgreens to the health plan’s retail pharmacy network and named the retailer the plan's specialty pharmacy provider. 

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Thursday reported August sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 3.6% from the same month in fiscal 2013.

 

September 4, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday shared its commitment to helping smokers quit the habit altogether. 

 

August 28, 2014

Walgreens on Wednesday announced a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccination voucher program, in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, to help protect against pertussis (whooping cough). 

August 27, 2014

Greenway Health on Wednesday announced the completion of one of the largest centralized pharmacy cloud-based electronic health record systems ever deployed, Walgreens Cloud EHR.