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Walgreens Boots Alliance

WBA moves to broaden omnichannel offering

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) made two recent announcements that strengthen its omnichannel efforts, including an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings. The chain also opened more than 30 small-format pharmacies as

WBA reports fiscal 2020 third quarter results

WBA reports fiscal 2020 third quarter results

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said on Thursday its financial results for the fiscal 2020 third quarter, which ended May 31,  were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Prior to the pandemic our financial performance for fiscal 2020 was on track with our expectations. However, this unprecedented global crisis led to a loss

Walgreens expands partnership with VillageMD

Walgreens expands partnership with VillageMD

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is partnering with VillageMD to roll out full-service doctors offices in its stores, the companies said Wednesday. The move follows a successful trial begun last year. The plan calls for the opening of 500 to 700 “Village Medical at Walgreens” physician-led primary care clinics in more than 30

Annie Murphy, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — All around the world Walgreens Boots Alliance’s teams have moved to working remotely during the lockdown/shelter period, and Annie Murphy, the company’s global chief commercial officer, has been tremendously impressed at how quickly they have adapted. “They have embraced new technology and completely new ways of working while balancing their incredible commitment

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson EVP, global chief human resources officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The pandemic has had a significant impact on Kathleen Wilson-Thompson’s work as Walgreens Boots Alliance’s executive vice president and global chief human resources officer. In the U.K., WBA staffed for pharmacy and core health care and spent all of its energy keeping colleagues and customers safe, informed and reassured in these uncertain

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

WBA’s Q2 sales and earnings top projections

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) posted better than expected second quarter sales and earnings Thursday. The company’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.52 topped Wall Street’s forecast of  $1.46. Sales of $35.82 billion beat the projection of $35.27 billion. The quarter ended February 29, before the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

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

Technology alliance broadened by WBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) along with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) — an information technology (IT) services, consulting and business solutions organization based in Mumbai that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last 50 years — have expanded their strategic partnership to advance

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

Health Foundation honors Pessina

NEW YORK — Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), was honored recently by the American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF), which presented him with the Alessandro di Montezemolo Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in health care. Among those honoring Pessina at the foundation’s Benefit Dinner and Auctions

American-Italian Cancer Foundation honors Stefano Pessina

American-Italian Cancer Foundation honors Stefano Pessina

NEW YORK – The American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) presented Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), with the Alessandro di Montezemolo Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in health care. AICF, a New York nonprofit supporting cancer research and early detection, honored Pessina at the organization’s Benefit

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