According to Forbes contributor Bruce Japsen, a Walgreens and WebMD merger would make sense as it would couple the 2 million visits Walgreens generates online and the 117 million unique monthly visitors that WebMD captures.
Walgreens Pharmacy & Business News
Walgreens' chief merchant 'has agreed to act in a strategic advisory capacity' as the company explores future leadership opportunites for the department.
Walgreens community development efforts focus on a variety of areas including allowing young people the opportunity to reach their full potential wherever they are in the world.
PeopleForBikes, the nation’s leading bike advocacy organization, will manage all aspects of the Walgreens Red Nose Day ride experience in support of programs dedicated to children and young people.
The Walgreens Flu Index is compiled using weekly retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza across Walgreens locations nationwide.
The chief information officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Abhi Dhar, is leaving to start his own company, CIO.com reported Tuesday. "At this point in my life, if I don’t pursue the entrepreneurship path, I fear I never will and will live to regret it,” Dhar told CIO.com via email. It isn’t clear who will replace Dhar and a Walgreens spokesman told CIO.com that the company has no comment on that at this time. (CIO.com)
A report in Crain's Chicago Business published Friday attempted to ascertain just how changes to the Affordable Care Act might impact one of the nation's largest retail pharmacy operations in Walgreens. The truth is, Walgreens executives have said, it's too early to tell. "Probably the outcome will be quite rational and at the time we will be able to organize our affairs and prepare our business to respond to the new environment," Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina told investors in January. The Crain's report takes a look at everything from prescription gains since the ACA went into effect to the potential impact on specialty medicine margins. (Crain's Chicago Business)
Highlighting their personal experiences, several Walgreens VIP influencers have set out to create a series of timely, audience-relevant narratives illustrating the power and convenience of the Walgreens mobile app.
The National Retail Federation estimates the proposed tax on imports could cost American families as much $1,700 per year.
DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen takes a deep dive into one of the most strategically important categories in retail pharmacy.