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VillageMD to acquire Summit Health-CityMD

VillageMD to acquire Summit Health-CityMD

DEERFIELD, Ill –VillageMD announced Monday that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Summit Health-CityMD, a leading provider of primary, specialty and urgent care. The transaction is valued at approximately $8.9 billion with investments from Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) and an affiliate of Evernorth, a subsidiary of Cigna Corp. Together, VillageMD and Summit

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

Industry Day focuses on health, partnerships

PHILADELPHIA — High inflation and the fear that the only way to fix it is to start a recession are among the concerns facing mass retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the coming months, according to speakers at The Emerson Group’s recent Industry Day event here. But while the challenges are real, participants in

WBA to fully acquire CareCentrix

WBA to fully acquire CareCentrix

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., which acquired a majority stake in CareCentrix in August, is moving ahead to take full ownership of the home care company. WBA says the move will expand its reach into the growing home care sector and advance its healthcare long-term growth strategy. CareCentrix CEO will join WBA to

Reports: WBA mulling sale of Boots

Reports: WBA mulling sale of Boots

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance is thinking of selling its Boots chain in the U.K. in order to devote more attention to its North American business, according to published reports. The company has reportedly enlisted Goldman Sachs to advise it on its options, which include selling the British chain, keeping it, or listing it

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