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Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

In this edition of our Video Forum, Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, provides an update on the company’s strategic priorities — creating neighborhood health care destinations, accelerating digitalization, transforming the retail offering, and stepping up cost management efforts to free capital for reinvestment in the business.

Walgreens reopens most Chicago locations

Walgreens reopens most Chicago locations

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens has made significant progress in its efforts to reopen recently damaged stores in Chicago to serve the needs of the local community. Currently, 100 of Walgreens’ 118 Chicago stores are open and operating with regular business hours. Alex Gourlay In addition, Walgreens has taken a number of steps to help meet

Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

Gourlay to keep Walgreens on track

DEERFIELD, Ill. – With Richard Ashworth’s resignation as Walgreens president to lead Tivity Health Inc., one thread in the drug chain’s storied history is coming to an end, even as the overarching narrative of its transformation continues. Ashworth – whose duties are being assumed by Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay, whom he

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

Ashworth named president of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Richard Ashworth has been named president of the Walgreens drug chain, the largest component of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). In his new role, Ashworth, a 28-year Walgreens veteran, succeeds Alex Gourlay, who remains WBA’s co-chief operating officer and continues to oversee the Walgreens and Boots businesses. Ashworth will be responsible for developing

WBA taps three for leadership posts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Last month Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced three global leadership appointments. Vineet Mehra is joining WBA as global chief marketing officer. He will be based at corporate headquarters here and will report to WBA co-chief operating officers Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay. As global CMO, Mehra will be responsible for the visioning,

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. –  The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected new officers, and executive committee and board  members for the coming year. The appointments were announced at the NACDS Annual Meeting. Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., was named chairman of NACDS. He succeeds Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Change – confronting it and creating it – has emerged as a powerful theme of the 2018 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. That fact was on display throughout Business Program remarks yesterday by NACDS chairman of the board Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walgreens is launching a pilot program here that incorporates new approaches to pricing, promotions, product assortment and service offerings to create a new customer experience. The program, which has been implemented in 17 stores in the Gainesville area, will be monitored over the next 12 to 18 months to gauge customer reaction

Walgreens to add lab testing at selected stores

Walgreens to add lab testing at selected stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. is collaborating with LabCorp to have the latter develop and operate patient service centers within selected Walgreens stores. The centers, which will be cobranded “LabCorp at Walgreens,” will offer patient services in a secure, comfortable environment for specimen collection, located near the pharmacy area. Seven LabCorp at Walgreens locations will

WBA names Gourlay, Barra Co-COOs

WBA names Gourlay, Barra Co-COOs

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has realigned its senior management roles and responsibilities, as it lays the groundwork for the next phase of its evolution, which, pending Federal Trade Commission approval, will include the acquisition and integration of Rite Aid Corp. In an effort to streamline the management of the company’s global