Walgreens Boots Alliance news

11 May 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has announced its COO, Alex Gourlay, is to leave the business. Meanwhile, separately, in the US, its Walgreens division has launched same-day delivery in under two hours and introduced mobile clinics that provide COVID-19 vaccines. Co-COO to step down Bloomberg has reported that WBA’s co-chief operating officer, Alex Gorlay, is set to leave the business on 17 ...
10 May 2021
Boots has opened its first three stores with PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk (MAP), a lifestyle retailer in Indonesia. A quick store turnaround Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced plans to expand into the Indonesian market in 2019, with Boots International signing an agreement to form a store development partnership with MAP. The first set of store openings were expected to occur in the s...
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...