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Walgreens Boots Alliance

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

Walgreens, CVS take to the skies

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — On-demand delivery by drone took an important step forward this month when consumers in this southeastern Virginia town received purchases from Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and FedEx that were delivered by an unmanned aircraft operated by Wing, an offshoot of Google’s parent company. The October 18 trial marked the first scheduled e-commerce

Walgreens to test drone delivery service

Walgreens to test drone delivery service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens plans to begin using drones to deliver products to select customers in the Christiansburg, Va., market next month. The company is partnering with Wing Aviation LLC, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, to test a service that promises to let people order health and wellness, food, beverage and convenience

WBA names Tinto as global CIO

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named Francesco Tinto global chief information officer and senior vice president at the company. Tinto will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role will include data analytics,

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints global CIO

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Friday named Francesco Tinto  global chief information officer and senior vice president at the company. Francesco Tinto Tinto will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all of the company’s divisions, as well as the implementation of its technology and digital innovation. His role will

‘Most Influential Women’ honored

‘Most Influential Women’ honored

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers last week honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2019. The awards presentation and reception drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channels to a ballroom in lower Manhattan. On hand to receive awards

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