October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

October 19, 2016

The New York Post late Tuesday reported Kroger may be close to passing on acquiring some 650 stores that Walgreens and Rite Aid would have to sell to gain regulatory approval of their $17 billion merger, placing the deal in jeopardy. “The FTC is trying to preserve the stand-alone stores,” a source told The Post. “But Kroger might want to integrate. What happens to Rite Aids it buys that are near Krogers?” (The New York Post)

October 19, 2016

Drug Store News recently spoke with Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy group VP Gerry Gleeson about the company’s approach to specialty and the importance of a focus on patient care and pharmacist education in that space.

October 19, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance is being recognized for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through programs like the Get a Shot. Give a Shot initiative.

October 19, 2016

Walgreens and Vitamin Angels reached the milestone of helping100 million children and mothers more than a year ahead of its original goal to achieve it by the end of 2017.   

October 18, 2016

Walgreens' safe medication disposal program, first announced in February, is the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer to combat drug abuse and will expand to two additional states, Nevada and Maryland, by early November.

October 17, 2016

The drug store industry said goodbye to two icons of the business in September. Charles R. “Cork” Walgreen III, 80, former president, CEO, chairman of the board and chairman emeritus of the company that bears his family’s name, and David Bloom, 76, the former, long-time CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, passed away last month.

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 17, 2016

With the new Ship to Store program, customers who order items to a local Walgreens or Duane Reade store for pick up will receive free shipping with no minimum order requirement.

October 13, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2% over the year-ago period.

October 13, 2016

According to reports, Hurricane Matthew may result is as much as $10 billion in damages.

October 10, 2016

Retail employees of Walgreens and Kroger are among the winners of the National Retail Federation's fourth annual Dream BIG Scholarship for 2016.

October 6, 2016

CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens both offered advice to patients in the path of Hurricane Matthew, while grocer Publix is already mobilizing relief efforts to help residents in the aftermath of the category 4 storm.

October 6, 2016

Under new leadership, Theranos is working toward obtaining FDA clearances, building commercial partnerships and pursuing publications in scientific journals in pursuit of miniaturized, automated labs.

October 4, 2016

The new AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP) plan, insured through UnitedHealthcare, is designed to appeal to cost-conscious consumers looking for Part D prescription drug coverage.

October 4, 2016

Walgreens pharmacist-led programs are driving better medication adherence and patient outcomes and lowering overall health care costs.

October 4, 2016

"This natural extension of our loyalty program offers easy enrollment, more points and additional rewards to make feeling good easier," stated Linda Filler, president of retail products and chief merchandising and marketing officer for Walgreens.

October 3, 2016

Walgreens is donating $50,000 to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Fund to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the program.

September 30, 2016

Charles Walgreen III, grandson of the founder of the Walgreens drugstore chain, devised a new plan for the company after taking over as chief executive in 1971, according to a new profile in The Wall Street Journal.

September 28, 2016

Private equity firms are passing on the chance to purchase 650 Walgreens stores, The New York Post reported Tuesday evening. “My sense is this is a pretty tough asset to sell,” a source close to private equity firms told The Post. “Even though Walgreens is offering to help [a buyer] build the corporate infrastructure on an arm’s-length basis.” CVS would like to buy some of the Walgreens stores in areas in which they do not compete, The Post report added. (The New York Post)

September 28, 2016

For every flu shot or other immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics or Duane Reade pharmacies, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine through the Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.

September 26, 2016

'Cork' Walgreen III was the grandson of Charles R. Walgreen Sr., who founded the 115-year-old pharmacy retailer that now is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

September 19, 2016

Walgreens new skin care platform includes the DermatologistOnCall teledermatology service available through Iagnosis.

September 15, 2016

Rx90, now available for EnvisionRx clients, gives patients the option to fill 90-day prescriptions at any of the nearly 8,200 Walgreens pharmacies nationwide.