Walgreens' flagship Hawaii store in Honolulu is back on the market, months after a Los Angeles-based investment bank and wealth management firm paid $54 million to buy the property. (Pacific Business Journal).
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The New York Post Thursday evening reported that talks between Walgreens Boots Alliance and the Federal Trade Commission concerning its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid are progressing. "The drug store giant is in talks with the Federal Trade Commission about what it needs to sell to gain regulatory approval of the $17 billion deal, sources said on Thursday," The Post reported. "The talks with the FTC about divestitures is a sign regulators are open to approving the merger, sources said." (The New York Post)
If Rite Aid needs to shed some stores for antitrust reasons in the wake of a merger with Walgreens-Boots Alliance, many experts expect one well-known drug store to step forward.
Walgreens is teaming up with the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program to offer free children’s dental screenings and a $1 donation for every qualifying purchase made at Walgreens stores.
The National Association of Professional Women has inducted Walgreens' Andrea Collaro into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2015-2016, Fra Noi, Chicago's Italian American Voice, reported Sunday. The honor recognizes Collaro for her leadership in health and wellness, the paper noted. As senior director of brand management and product development for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Collaro oversees all products under the Walgreens banner. (Fra Noi)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revoked the Theranos' CLIA certificate, among other sanctions.
Walgreens will offer customers enrollment in the PMI Cohort Program at its stores, at Walgreens Healthcare Clinics, online through Walgreens.com and through the Walgreens mobile app.
Comparable front-end sales flat, but Walgreens in process of updating its beauty sector, with a rollout to more than 1,800 stores expected by the end of calendar 2016.
With more than 350 corporate-owned clinics in 20 states operating under the Healthcare Clinic banner and about 50 other clinics in its stores run by other providers, Walgreens has been at the forefront of the movement to make retail clinics a cornerstone of the American healthcare system.
More than a decade after they began to appear in community pharmacies across the country, retail clinics have become a key provider of health care to millions of Americans.