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Kermit Crawford named Rite Aid president, COO

Kermit Crawford named Rite Aid president, COO

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Former Walgreen Co. pharmacy chief Kermit Crawford is joining Rite Aid Corp. as president and chief operating officer. Rite Aid said Thursday that Crawford is slated to start in the post on Oct. 5 and report to chairman and chief executive officer John Standley. Most recently at Walgreens, Crawford was a

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

Industry mourns passing of Charles Walgreen III

Industry mourns passing of Charles Walgreen III

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Charles R. (Cork) Walgreen III, former chairman, president and CEO of Walgreen Co., died Monday at his home in Lake Forest, Ill. He was 80. Walgreen was the grandson of company founder Charles R. Walgreen Sr. Born in Chicago on Nov. 11, 1935, to Mary Ann Leslie and Charles R. Walgreen Jr.,

Former Walgreens exec Curtin to join Coty

Former Walgreens exec Curtin to join Coty

NEW YORK — Shannon Curtin, former group vice president of beauty and personal care at Walgreen Co., is joining Coty Inc. as senior vice president for North America. Coty said Friday that Curtin will assume her new position after the completion of the company’s merger with Procter & Gamble Specialty Beauty. In the interim, she

WBA begins fiscal 2016 on strong note

WBA begins fiscal 2016 on strong note

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) topped Wall Street’s earnings projections for its fiscal 2016 first quarter. WBA said Thursday that for the first quarter ended Nov. 30, 2015, adjusted net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance were $1.13 billion, or $1.03 per diluted share, compared with $749 million, or 78 cents per diluted