Walgreens Boots Alliance news

28 June 2022
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) will retain ownership of its Boots and No 7 Beauty company. The decision was announced after no potential buyers could make an offer that ‘adequately reflected’ the valuation of the business. Challenging times has led to WBA’s decision to keep Boots UK The group concluded, after a thorough review that began in January 2022, to retain Boots and No 7 Beauty...
26 April 2022
Dada’s autonomous delivery open platform helps offline stores improve efficiency and reduce costs of delivery at the 415 Intra-City Shopping Festival in China. A smart delivery solution empowers quick commerce Dada Group, a leading platform for local on-demand retail and delivery in China, partnered with JD.com, China's leading one-stop ecommerce platform, to organize the 415 Intra-City S...
17 February 2022
Boots has brought back affordable beauty brand, 17 featuring a brand-new look and feel and sold exclusively at Boots. It also introduced a new tool to make online shopping more inclusive and accessible. Relaunching affordable beauty amidst the rising pressure of inflation The health and beauty retailer announced the relaunch of the budget-friendly beauty brand 17 from this February. The ...
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...