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Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

WBA unveils strategic plan for profitable growth

WBA unveils strategic plan for profitable growth

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Thursday announced a new long-term growth strategy based on delivering consumer-centric health care. As part of that effort, the company is launching a new business segment, Walgreens Health, that is enabled by investments in VillageMD and CareCentrix and designed to accelerate the company’s capabilities in primary care,

WBA makes 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

WBA makes 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said Tuesday that it has been named to 3BL Media’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, publicly listed companies in the U.S. “Being a good corporate citizen is central to our business. By consistently responding

WBA’s Q2 earnings top forecast

WBA’s Q2 earnings top forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance’s second-quarter earnings easily beat analysts’ projections, as sales rose 4.6% to $32.8 billion. WBA posted adjusted earnings of $1.21 billion, or $1.40 per share, well ahead of Wall Street’s estimate of $1.11. The company elevated its full-year guidance to mid-to-high single-digit growth in constant currency adjusted EPS from both

Walgreens to webcast stockholders meeting

Walgreens to webcast stockholders meeting

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will hold its virtual annual stockholders’ meeting on January 28 at 8 a.m. (Central Standard Time), the company said. A live audio webcast of the meeting will be available through the WBA investor relations website at https://investor.walgreensbootsalliance.com. A replay of the meeting will be archived on the website for

WBA makes a majority investment in iA

WBA makes a majority investment in iA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has made a majority investment in iA, a leading-edge provider of software enabled automation solutions for retail, hospital, federal health care and mail-order pharmacy markets. WBA’s investment will support iA’s expansion and further development of pharmacy automation solutions to benefit the entire pharmacy industry.   For millions of

WBA’s first quarter earnings top expectations

WBA’s first quarter earnings top expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s first quarter profits beat analysts’ projections handily.   The company’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.22 topped the forecast of $1.03. Revenue for the period ended November 30 rose 5.7% to $36.3 billion, driven by gains in U.S. store sales and wholesaling. “Our first quarter results exceeded expectations

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson Thompson to retire

WBA’s Kathleen Wilson Thompson to retire

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance executive vice president and global chief human resources officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson will retire from her post in January, the company said Monday. Pamela Puryear will succeed her. “Never has Kathleen’s contribution to the company been stronger than in 2020, whether leading Human Resources actions during the pandemic or being

WBA names Cecilia Wu new VP of Global Insights

WBA names Cecilia Wu new VP of Global Insights

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Cecilia Wu on Tuesday was named vice president of global insights at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).  She had been working for Walmart, where she spent the last decade modernizing data-driven capabilities for end-to-end customer engagement, most recently as vice president of customer science. Her work was an important part of driving the transition

Walgreens earnings beat Wall Street projections

Walgreens earnings beat Wall Street projections

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Thursday reported first quarter double-digit earnings growth for fiscal 2019 that beat analysts’ expectations, while revenue fell short of forecasts. The retailer’s revenue was $33.79 billion. “We are pleased to have delivered double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share in the first quarter, including solid results in

Walgreens posts double-digit earnings growth

Walgreens posts double-digit earnings growth

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance posted mixed fourth quarter results, as earnings beat expectations but sales fell short of projections. Adjusted net earnings for the quarter ended August 31 rose 4.5% to $1.4 billion, up 4.5% on a constant currency basis, from a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.48, up 13% on

Walgreens Boots Alliance Q3 results top forecast

Walgreens Boots Alliance Q3 results top forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which entered the Dow this week, topped analysts’s forecasts with its third quarter earnings, boosted its dividend and announced a $10 billion share buyback. “I am pleased that, in what has been a challenging environment, we have again delivered solid earnings per share growth combined with healthy cash flow,” said