October 14, 2011

There are two crucial points to come out of the Walgreens Flu Impact Report. First is that Walgreens even has a Flu Impact Report. That's reflective of just how fast retail pharmacy is becoming the place to go for a convenient-and-affordable influenza inoculation. Second is the correlation between flu season and holiday travel that includes Thanksgiving and the December season of gift-giving events. Because it doesn't matter where over the hill toward grandmother's house you go, there will be a Walgreens within 3 miles of where you'll be, so your flu shot is covered.

October 13, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is participating in the U.S. Senate Health Fair, held here on Oct. 13 and 14, in the U.S. Senate office complex.

October 13, 2011

Standard & Poor's cut its outlook on Walgreens to negative from stable, citing the lack of progress in the drug store chain's negotiations with Express Scripts, according to a MarketWatch report published Thursday.

October 13, 2011

The board of directors of Walgreens on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 22.5 cents per share, a 28.6% increase over the year-ago dividend.

October 12, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday will unveil its first electric vehicle charging station in Orlando, Fla., at its International Drive and Sand Lake Road location with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., as City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer makes the inaugural charge.

October 11, 2011

The blood-pressure monitor for the tech-savvy, early-adopter baby boomer generation has arrived. Health Lab recently started distributing its iHealth BP3 blood-pressure monitoring system through Walgreens, Target and Best Buy, among other retailers.

October 11, 2011

Walgreens last month announced its offer of free blood-pressure checks, along with complementary healthcare professional consultations, as its contribution to the Million Hearts campaign, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


October 11, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday named Jeffrey Kang and Mike Ellis to its pharmacy, health and wellness division.

October 11, 2011

The typical flu season always coincides with the busiest travel period of the year, and last season that spelled trouble for more than 3 million U.S. vacationers whose trips were interrupted by flu-related illness, according to the Walgreens Flu Impact Report released Tuesday.

October 11, 2011

As part of the 2011 Chicago Ideas Week, Walgreens executive director of pharmacy and healthcare experience Nimesh Jhaveri will discuss on Tuesday the company's work toward transforming its retail stores into a destination for health and daily living.

October 10, 2011

Walgreens on Monday announced its title sponsorship of Lifetime channel's "Five," an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives that debuts Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. EST.

October 7, 2011

The feathers continued to fly last week. First, NACDS debuted a new print ad in the Washington Post, then news broke that half the states in the country are against the $29 billion ESI-Medco mega-merger.

October 7, 2011

Diamond Crystal Brands said its Hormel Health Labs brand is introducing its line of healthcare food products to select Walgreens stores.

October 7, 2011

MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice on Friday announced that MMM and PMC members will continue to have access to the Walgreens pharmacy network.

October 6, 2011

Walgreens on Thursday launched a text messaging refill reminder functionality that allows patients to complete prescription orders.

October 5, 2011

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius will receive her seasonal flu vaccine and will talk about the importance of prevention measures and flu season preparedness Wednesday morning at a Walgreens "health and daily living" pilot store in Chicago.

October 5, 2011

The Motley Fool on Tuesday published an article heralding Walgreens' foresight in building charging stations for electric vehicles at its stores.

October 5, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday reported September sales of $6 billion, an increase of 5.4%.

October 4, 2011

Now, Walgreens wants to completely integrate its stores and its messaging.

October 3, 2011

Coventry Health Care on Saturday announced that it has partnered with Walgreens, Walmart and Target for 2012 to offer a Medicare prescription drug plan known as First Health Value Plus.

September 29, 2011

Representatives from leading health systems came together to discuss evolving efforts in coordinated patient care at the first Walgreens Health Systems Executive Client Forum, Walgreens stated Thursday.

September 28, 2011

Ultimark Products has tapped actress Jennie Garth to be the new face of its Porcelana line of skin care products, which is sold in such retailers as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Kmart.

September 28, 2011

Walgreens is reorganizing its merchandising and marketing leadership teams to better align and to enhance the integration of those groups.
 
As part of the changes, the role of chief marketing officer will be eliminated. As a result, Kim Feil will be leaving the company effective Sept. 30.

September 28, 2011

Walgreens was awarded the Retail Advertising Campaign of the Year at the Oracle World Retail Awards at the German Historical Museum during the annual World Retail Congress held Tuesday.