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Walgreens Boots Alliance

WBA’s first quarter earnings beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) posted first quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts’ forecasts. WBA reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.16, surpassing the expected $1.14. Revenue for the three-month period ended November 30 was $33.38 billion, ahead of the projected $32.84 billion. Walgreens’ front-end sales grew 0.8%, with same-store sales rising

Holland & Barrett names Gourlay to lead board

NUNEATON, England — Holland & Barrett International Ltd. this month appointed former Walgreens Boots Alliance co-chief operating officer Alex Gourlay as its new executive chairman. Gourlay replaces Michael Casey, who will remain as a non-executive member of the board at one of Europe’s largest health and wellness retailers. Founded more than 150 years ago, Holland

Walgreens and VillageMD expand to Las Vegas

Walgreens and VillageMD expand to Las Vegas

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD announced Monday the opening of the first Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practice in Las Vegas, with more scheduled to open in the market by the end of this year. “VillageMD and Walgreens are working together to provide coordinated primary care and pharmacy services that

WBA expands disability representation

WBA expands disability representation

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) is strengthening its commitment to increasing the representation of people with disabilities at all levels across the company’s U.S. segments and redesigning its annual bonus plan in the U.S. to include a disability representation metric to drive this commitment. The company will be the first in the

Cooper and Brown take the helm at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance last month announced a new leadership structure for its U.S. business following WBA’s full acquisition of Shields Health Solutions and the planned exit of Walgreens president John Standley, who is leaving the company to pursue other ­opportunities. The U.S. business has been split into two segments: Retail and Pharmacy.

Lawsuits against chains over generic Tylenol autism risk consolidated

Lawsuits against chains over generic Tylenol autism risk consolidated

NEW YORK — On Wednesday a panel of federal judges ordered that more than 80 cases accusing CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walmart of selling generic Tylenol (acetaminophen) without warning of a potential link to autism if taken during pregnancy be consolidated. The cases have been consolidated for multi-district litigation to Judge Denise Cote of

WBA tops Q3 sales and earnings forecasts

WBA tops Q3 sales and earnings forecasts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance posted third quarter sales and earnings that beat Wall Street’s projections. The company’s adjusted earnings per share of 96 cents topped analysts’ forecast of 92 cents, while its revenue of $32.6 billion exceeded the predicted $32.06 billion. WBA said it was maintaining its full year adjusted EPS guidance of

WBA to retain ownership of Boots business

WBA to retain ownership of Boots business

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced on Tuesday its decision to keep its Boots and No7 Beauty Company businesses under its existing ownership. This marks the conclusion of the review that began in January in line with the company’s strategic priorities. WBA said it has been encouraged by productive discussions held with a

Walgreens Health teams with Buckeye Health

Walgreens Health teams with Buckeye Health

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens Health, a division of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) that develops consumer-centric, technology-enabled health care solutions, announced Tuesday a new collaboration with Buckeye Health Plan to bring innovative health and wellness services to Medicaid members in five northeast Ohio neighborhood locations this summer. Buckeye Health Plan, an Ohio managed care company, is the

WBA reduces its stake in AmerisourceBergen

WBA reduces its stake in AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) has sold 6.0 million shares of AmerisourceBergen Corp. common stock pursuant to Rule 144 at a price of $150 per share. After the sale, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s ownership of AmerisourceBergen’s common stock decreased from approximately 28.1% to approximately 25.2%. The sale has no impact on the long-term partnership

Walgreens, VillageMD coming to Massachusetts

Walgreens, VillageMD  coming to Massachusetts

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD plan to open more than 10 new Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in Massachusetts by the beginning of 2023, the companies said Thursday. The first location is expected to open this May in Quincy followed by locations across the state including locations in the Boston

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