July 11, 2013

The board of directors of Walgreens increased the quarterly dividend by 14.5% to 31.5 cents per share from the previous rate of 27.5 cents per share, the company announced.

July 10, 2013

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association launched a national campaign to educate consumers about the new healthcare reform law and provide them with key information on how to access coverage and understand other changes they may experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

July 9, 2013

A nonprofit pharmacy advocacy group has launched a new project that it said was aimed at ensuring fair audit standards for prescription drug claims paid under the Medicare Part D program and protecting pharmacies and patients from what it called unfair audit and conduct practices by pharmacy benefit managers.

July 3, 2013

Walgreens posted June sales of $5.8 billion, an increase of 2.5% from the same month in fiscal 2012, and saw increased pharmacy sales of 2.9%.

July 1, 2013

Though Walgreens reported an earnings gain of 85 cents per share, that fell short of Wall Street expectations of 91 cents per share. Subsequently, Walgreens' stock dropped from $48.05 before the earnings release to $44.17 at week's end.

But that's a story for day traders. Outside of the numbers, Walgreens outlined a three-point plan to boost front-end performance going forward. Meanwhile, several industry trends across pharmacy is helping to drive business higher behind the bench. So what happens if Walgreens not only continues its earnings growth trajectory, but actually beat Wall Street expectations next time?

July 1, 2013

A drug for treating obesity has become available through a network of about 8,000 retail pharmacies around the country, the drug's manufacturer said.

July 1, 2013

Walgreens on Monday received the third annual UnitedHealthcare “Shining Light: Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility” award for excellence in social responsibility.

July 1, 2013

As new state legislation takes effect Monday to help bring greater patient access to vaccines, Walgreens has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 204 locations across Indiana, the retailer announced.

June 28, 2013

Walgreens announced its app is available for download on mobile phone devices across the Windows Phone 8 platform. A Windows 8 version for desktops and tablets is expected to become available at a later date.

June 27, 2013

Walgreens is building a new store on the Johns Hopkins University East Baltimore medical campus, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 26, 2013

Drug supply company ScripsAmerica has entered a marketing and distribution deal for a line of OTC pain relievers and fever reducers.

June 25, 2013

Walgreens on Tuesday initiated a three-point plan to boost front-end performance as the company shifts its Balance Rewards customer-acquisition focus into second gear with a greater emphasis on redemption and rewards.

June 24, 2013

Rite Aid reported its third consecutive profitable quarter Thursday, with profits of nearly $90 million, following the introduction of the largest expansion of its Wellness+ loyalty card program, dubbed Wellness65+, and days before the promotion of COO Ken Martindale to president of the company.

The 4,615-store drug chain has been on a roll lately, continuing to benefit from the switch from branded to generic drugs and the retention of last year's dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts.

June 21, 2013

No7 Men skin care products, part of the U.K.’s skin care brand No7 created by Boots, is now available chainwide at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores.

June 21, 2013

Former Walgreens executive Dan Carlson has joined K2 Sourcing, a provider of software-as-a-service eProcurement and eSourcing applications.

June 20, 2013

Under a new law, pharmacists in Indiana will be able to provide an expanded range of immunizations that includes human papillomavirus.

June 20, 2013

Rite Aid posted its third consecutive profitable quarter Thursday morning as it launched the largest extension to date to its loyalty card program and continued growing the latest iteration of its new store format.

June 20, 2013

Walgreens announced on Thursday that its QuickPrints API now gives participants the ability to tap into functionality, enabling app users to produce and send photo books, wall calendars and folded cards for same-day printing at Walgreens.

June 19, 2013

A top executive of Sears and Kmart is among the retail executives appointed to the board of directors of a retail industry lobbying group.

June 19, 2013

Walgreens, together with Chicago-based solar developer SoCore Energy, announced on Wednesday that they will build more than 200 new solar installations at Walgreens stores throughout California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

June 18, 2013

AquaHydrate, a Southern California-based health and fitness water company, announced expanded retail distribution across the West and Midwest regions of the United States, including Walgreens, Savemart, Raley's, Pharmaca stores and more.

June 17, 2013

Walgreens today announced a donation to the Pan American Health Organization to help make 35,000 doses of flu vaccine available to at-risk populations in Laos and Nicaragua, building upon a successful public-private initiative to help create greater access to seasonal flu vaccine in developing countries.

June 13, 2013

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are teaming with health departments and local AIDS organizations across the country to provide free HIV testing in support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, according to a release from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

June 13, 2013

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. earmarked $2 million in tax credits for a Walgreens distribution center in DeForest, Wis., according to a report published Wednesday by the Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee.