Walgreens Boots Alliance news

13 April 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said group sales increased in its second quarter by 4.6%, 3.5% on a constant exchange basis, to US$32.8 bn. Performance by division   Retail Pharmacy USA Sales increased by 0.4% to US$27.3 bn compared to Q2 2020 Comparable sales increased by 2%, with comparable pharmacy sales up by 4.5%, while comparable retail sales declined by 3.5% Retail sale...
25 February 2021
We review how the growth in online shopping has led drugstore operators, such as Walgreens, to partner with last milers. These partnerships are enabling retailers to offer same-day delivery services and are providing new opportunities because of the collaborations. New partnership with Instacart Walgreens has teamed up with delivery company Instacart to offer ‘customers nationwide an unmatc...
18 February 2021
In its first ever beauty trends report, Boots has set out predictions across skincare, makeup, and haircare for 2021. Focus on ‘ingredient-led skincare’ Boots reported the expert skincare category did extremely well in 2020, with brands, such as CeraVe, seeing sales increase by +321% . Active ingredients, like collagen, which is responsible for repairing skin, saw a ‘staggering’ +1,570% ...
02 February 2021
Walgreens is partnering with Synchrony and Mastercard to launch a new credit card that connects with its myWalgreens loyalty programme. Offering ‘differentiated healthcare services and benefits to customers’ Walgreens announced it will launch the co-branded credit cards in H2 2020. The credit cards will be issued by Synchrony Financials, while there will also be a separate prepaid debit car...
28 January 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has appointed Rosalind Brewer as its new chief executive officer. She succeeds Stefano Pessina, who will transition into the role of executive chairman of WBA. Brewer recently served as COO of Starbucks Brewer will take on the role from 15 March 2021 and will also join the WBA board of directors on that day. She most recently served as Starbucks’ chief operati...
13 January 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has announced it is set to accelerate its investment in VillageMD to help it ‘ offer full-service primary care clinics co-located at its stores at a large scale ’. Step up in investment comes just six months after previous expansion WBA’s announcement of further investment will support the opening of a further 600 to 700 Village Medical at Walgreens primary ca...
07 January 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced first quarter results saying total sales rose by 5.7%, 5.2% on a constant currency basis, to US$36.3 bn. It said its growth had been driven by the performance of its Retail Pharmacy USA and Pharmaceutical Wholesale divisions. Discussing the results, WBA’s chairman and chief executive, Stefano Pessina, said: “ Our first quarter results exceeded expectations...
07 January 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens) is divesting the majority of its Alliance Healthcare business to AmerisourceBergen Corporation in a $6.5bn deal. Expanding AmerisourceBergen’s distribution presence Alliance Healthcare provides logistics and supply chain services to Walgreens Boots Alliance and other retail pharmacies, mainly in Europe. For AmerisourceBergen’s, the deal will expand its d...
04 December 2020
Walgreens and VillageMD to open 40 more co-owned clinics, while the retailer establishes the Walgreens Advertising Group to support suppliers and Boots appoints a new Chief Marketing Officer. 40 new Village Medical to open at Walgreens clinics Walgreens and VillageMD plan to open 40 more Village Medical at Walgreens full-service primary care clinics by the end of summer 2021 as part of its ...
03 November 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance announced the completion of the joint venture agreement with Mckesson Corporation and appointed former senior advisor of the White House to its board of directors. German wholesale joint venture completed WBA and Mckesson announced the finalisation of their previously announced joint venture agreement that looks to combine both their pharmaceutical wholesale busines...