Walgreens Pharmacy & Business News

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Report: Walgreens boasts two exclusive Pringles flavors

Walgreens in August polled  consumers on Twitter regarding which Pringles chip flavors should make an exclusive appearance in the stores on the corner of Happy and Healthy come March 2017. The results are in, Hungry Forever reported Friday, and it looks like anyone seeking to satisfy their Cheddar BBQ or Jamaican Jerk cravings will need to make their way over to a Walgreens or Duane Reade location. The flavors not selected were Sweet Thai Chili and Original Hot Sauce, Hungry Forever reported. (Hungry Forever)

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Report: Wall Street bullish on Walgreens-Rite Aid deal approval

Wall Street investors have faith that the Federal Trade Commission will approve Walgreens Boots Alliance’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid — and that’s having a positive influence on Walgreens’ stock, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. WBA’s shares have been up 6% this year and up 19% over March 2016, which Morningstar analyst Vishnu Lekraj says is due to “investor optimism that they’re going to be able to close the Rite Aid transaction.” (Crain’s Chicago Business)
 

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Walgreens names new CIO

Walgreens’ latest CIO — who joined the company in 2009 — has previously held posts at Orbitz and Intuit, as well as the Department of Defense.