December 4, 2014

Linda Filler has been named president retail products and chief merchandising officer effective Jan. 1.

 

December 3, 2014

Walgreens announced the launch of its private-label wearables device on YouTube.

 

December 3, 2014

Walgreens posted November sales of $6.4 billion, an increase of 4.9%.

 

December 2, 2014

According to the “State of Small Gifting Report,” nearly all service providers (94%) feel more appreciated when they are remembered during the holidays.

December 2, 2014

Walgreens introduced its new Flu Index.

 

December 1, 2014

November front-end drug store sales are expected to be comparable to last year while prescriptions dispensed will be up in the low single-digit range, reported Ed Kelly, Credit Suisse research analyst.

 

December 1, 2014

Drug Store News will be tweeting key messages from retail pharmacy industry heavyweights.

November 25, 2014

Target, Walmart and Walgreens represent three retail pharmacy operations to crack the top 10 in Lithium Technologies' Klout 50: Retail Edition, which ranks the top 50 retailers with the most social influence.

November 25, 2014

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that its special shareholders' meeting to decide the acquisition of the rest of Alliance Boots is set for Dec. 29 in New York.

November 25, 2014

Walgreens will donate the value of one pneumonia vaccine to The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life for every pneumonia vaccine administered in its pharmacies between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2.

November 24, 2014

VOA Associates on Monday announced the opening of a new Walgreens Health System Pharmacy at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Galter Pavilion.

November 24, 2014

Walgreens on Monday reported a perfect score of 100% on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index.

November 21, 2014

Rite Aid, Meijer, Sears and Walgreens rank as some of the best retailers for Black Friday deals.

 

November 21, 2014

John Foley, Walgreens corporate operations VP for Eastern operations, will retire from the company effective Nov. 28, after a 29-year career with the company, Drug Store News has learned.

November 20, 2014

Walgreens may be in a year of transition through 2015.

 

November 19, 2014

Walgreens opened its first location here in the Alaska Interior on Tuesday, according to a report in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

November 17, 2014

Ferndale Healthcare on Friday announced that its Heliocare brand has committed to support Vitamin Angels and Walgreens in their effort to help at-risk populations in need.

November 14, 2014

Jan Reed, Walgreens corporate VP and general counsel currently is working on the completion of the second step of the Walgreens/Alliance Boots merger, which will fully combine the two companies. Reed brings experience across a number of industries, including service, health care and manufacturing, to her role at Walgreens. 

November 14, 2014

Being a mentor and paying it forward is one of the more critical roles of a leader, noted Jill Turner-Mitchael, Sam’s Club SVP health-and-wellness, who hails from Texas and has piloted Sam’s Club’s journey toward becoming a healthcare destination center. 

November 14, 2014

For Jocelyn Wong, SVP, chief marketing officer of Family Dollar, challenging the status quo is what she strives toward each day.

November 14, 2014

CVS Health’s Judy Sansone is widely regarded as a straight-shooting, savvy merchant with experience at various ends of the business. Today she serves as SVP, merchandising and personalization for CVS Health. 

November 14, 2014

Judy Wray  is helping to reinvent the beauty experience at Rite Aid. The chain’s beauty department’s new look features a much more interactive experience and the addition of more prestige cosmetic and skin care lines. Also in select stores, Rite Aid Beauty Advisors — specially trained to assist shoppers with all the beauty brands Rite Aid carries —  offer demonstrations and education. 

November 14, 2014

What happens when you take two cultures, both customer-focused and willing to embrace change to better the business, and blend them together? That’s the big project on the desk of Kathleen WilsonThompson, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s designated EVP and global chief human resources officer, who will be working to bring “let’s feel good” to “the corner of Happy and Healthy.”

November 14, 2014

Walgreens earlier this week opened its first Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy in the Omaha, Neb. market.