Richard Ashworth

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

Meijer’s Rick Keyes named new NACDS chairman

Meijer’s Rick Keyes named new NACDS chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. – Rick Keyes, president and chief executive officer of Meijer Inc., has succeeded Richard Ashworth as chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Triggered by Ashworth’s resignation as Walgreens president to become CEO at Tivity Health Inc., the transition adheres to the association’s long-established succession plan. Rick Keyes Keyes, who had

Ashworth leaving Walgreens to run Tivity Health

Ashworth leaving Walgreens to run Tivity Health

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — Walgreens president Richard Ashworth is leaving the company to become president and chief executive officer of Tivity Health, a leading provider of fitness, nutrition and social engagement solutions. He will assume his new post effective June 1, and also serve on Tivity’s board. Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief executive officer Alex Gourlay, whom

NACDS video looks at the passing of the gavel

NACDS video looks at the passing of the gavel

ARLINGTON, Va.— NACDS released on Tuesday a video commemorating the passing of the chairman’s gavel, the critical importance of pharmacies and pharmacists to the health and wellness of American communities, and the Association’s effectiveness in uniting diverse chain and supplier members for a common purpose. In the video, Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, accepted the NACDS

Pharmacy front and center at the White House

Pharmacy front and center at the White House

NACDS chairman of the board Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, in a press briefing held in the White House Rose Garden. WASHINGTON – At the White House yesterday, NACDS chairman of the board Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, lauded the dedication and professionalism of pharmacists serving in communities throughout the nation. Remarks of Ashworth and

NACDS taps Ashworth as new chairman

NACDS taps Ashworth as new chairman

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Friday new officers, four new executive committee members and three newly elected board of directors members for the coming year. Additionally, the association re-elected three board of directors members whose terms were expiring. Richard Ashworth Richard Ashworth, president of Walgreens, will serve as

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery services

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To address the rising need for home delivery, Walgreens and Postmates have expanded on-demand delivery to now service consumers nationwide. With this expansion, consumers in cities across the country can get health and wellness items, including select over-the-counter medications, and other household essentials and convenience products they need delivered to them from

WBA names Ashworth president of Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has appointed Richard Ashworth as president of Walgreens. He will oversee development of strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations and have responsibility for the leadership, development and management of the business, the company announced earlier this month. Ashworth joined Walgreens as a service clerk 28 years ago

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

H-E-B honored for political advocacy at TSE

H-E-B honored for political advocacy at TSE

BOSTON – H-E-B was honored for its political engagement during the Political Involvement Reception at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo Saturday night. H-E-B chief operating officer Martin Otto, a former NACDS chairman of the board and a current NACDS board of directors member, accepted the 2019 “Politically Engaged Pharmacy

Birchbox coming to select Walgreens stores

Birchbox coming to select Walgreens stores

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and online beauty retailer Birchbox are teaming up to build Birchbox retail experiences within select Walgreens stores. The multi-channel offering will bring prestige beauty brands into Walgreens stores and allow customers to discover and shop for new brands in an interactive and accessible way, and will include a curated Birchbox shop on Walgreens digital properties. As

Walgreens mobilizes in advance of Hurricane Florence

Walgreens mobilizes in advance of Hurricane Florence

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is taking proactive measures to assist customers, team members and communities in the projected path of Hurricane Florence, and is preparing to fully support impacted regions in the storm’s aftermath.  The company is taking the following steps: Prescription Drug Preparedness: In advance of the hurricane, Walgreens is underscoring the importance of prescription