Walgreens is currently building out its space in the Sullivan Center to host the new center of excellence, which will host much of the company’s retail pharmacy technology team along with the digital, mobile and e-commerce technology teams.
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Exclusive to Walgreens in the United States and Boots in the U.K. and Ireland, YourGoodSkin is launching a collection of 23 products that are designed to tackle the root of skin problems, preventing them before they appear.
DEERFIELD, Ill. — In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Walgreens has committed to a $250,000 donation to American Red Cross Hurricane Maria relief efforts, the retailer announced Monday. In addition, Walgreens customers can also donate to Red Cross hurricane relief efforts at approximately 8,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Customers can make donations at store checkout.
The appointment of former Walgreens EVP Kermit Crawford to the position of Rite Aid president and COO was announced alongside Rite Aid’s quarterly earnings.
Walgreens will deploy IBM retail analytics at more than 8,100 locations nationwide to help improve the efficiency of field service support for these locations.
In its first year, Walgreens' safe medication disposal kiosk program has resulted in the collection and disposal of 72 tons of unwanted medication, or the equivalent weight of about 40 midsize cars.
The new deal is for 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for $4.375 billion in cash and other consideration.
In mid-afternoon trading, sales of both Rite Aid and Walgreens Boots Alliance stock were up slightly.
Similar to the outpouring of support to the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, retail pharmacy operators are rallying together to serve the communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida, and the retail pharmacy, grocery and mass merchandiser community is working to make sure Floridians are prepared.