Walgreens Boots Alliance news

20 January 2022
Boots UK announced the launch of its Boots Price Advantage programme, offering exclusive discounts for its Advantage Card holders.   Boosting savings for its loyalty scheme members Boots UK is offering its Boots Advantage Card members special prices across 150 selected products every month. The programme is launching nationwide, across 2,000 stores in the UK. The exclusive prices will be...
13 January 2022
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported strong group performance in the first quarter of its financial year 2022. Total sales increased by 7.8%, 7.6% on a constant basis to US$33.9 bn (Q1 2021: US$36.3 bn).  This was driven by COVID-19 vaccination and testing program and a surge in online sales. Commenting on the results, chief executive officer, Rosalind Brewer highlighted, “ First quarter resul...
08 December 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is suggested to be looking to sell Boots in 2022 for up to £5 bn. According to reports, WBA has employed Goldman Sachs as advisors to explore options for Boots, with suggestions this could lead to a sale or IPO of the business. WBA priorities to focus on Walgreens’ US operations In October 2021, WBA announced changes to its strategic priorities, putting its ...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
19 October 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance reported a strong performance in its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021, revealing growth in its US and international segments, with the latter driven by Boots UK. Performance by divisions In the fourth quarter, WBA reported sales increased by 12.8% to US$34.3 bn, up 11.8% on a constant currency basis. In its 2021 fiscal year, sales increased by 8.6% to US$132.5 bn...
21 September 2021
Boots UK has launched an in-house marketing service called Boots Media Group. The service’s aim is to support its supply partners in delivering more targeted advertising campaigns. Leveraging data from Advantage Card loyalty programme Boots Media Group will allow suppliers to gain further insight into its shoppers’ needs and habits via its Advantage Card loyalty scheme, which has 17m active...
02 September 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed three key executive leadership positions and launched its MyWalgreens Credit Card programme. Three new appointments to its leadership team Tracy Brown, chief customer officer Brown will take on a newly created position, president of retail products and chief customer officer. She will be responsible for the Walgreens customer experience across al...
02 September 2021
Boots UK is planning to unveil 30 new beauty halls across the country as it reinforces its commitment to bring shoppers back to the high street. Presenting smaller formats of its reinvented beauty halls The launch of the beauty halls is part of Boots’s multi-format store strategy , which aims to offer its shoppers easy access to ‘ the world’s leading beauty brands’ . The 30 new beauty h...
24 August 2021
Boots UK announced its new partnership with last mile delivery company, Deliveroo to offer more than 400 health and beauty products, delivered in as little as 20 minutes. Piloting on-demand delivery The partnership will allow customers on Deliveroo to access a wide range of Boots’s health and beauty products including food and drinks options, medicines for minor ailments, toiletries, skinca...
12 August 2021
In our recent store visit report , we explored Boots’ new travel store in Edinburgh Airport and recently launched store in St James Quarter. We also visited its refurbished store in the Gyle Shopping Centre, featuring newly a transformed beauty hall. In this article, we highlight three ways these Boots stores are innovating to attract, engage and inspire shoppers. Showcasing recent beauty ...