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Walgreens Boots Alliance

Dixon named WBA’s global controller

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Heather Dixon has been named senior vice president, global controller and chief accounting officer by Walgreens Boots Alliance. Dixon will join WBA from Aetna Inc., where she had been vice president, controller and chief accounting officer since 2017 and, prior to that, assistant controller. Before that, she served as vice president and

WBA names Dixon global controller

WBA names Dixon global controller

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Heather Dixon has been named senior vice president, global controller and chief accounting officer by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., effective March 18. Dixon will join WBA from Aetna Inc., where she had been vice president, controller and chief accounting officer since 2017, and prior to that, assistant controller. Before that, she served

WBA unveils 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

WBA unveils 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

NOTTINGHAM, U.K.  – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Tuesday published its  2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which showcases the company’s global sustainability initiatives to prevent opioid abuse, support cancer patients and their families and address malnutrition and other health issues in communities around the world. WBA said its CSR strategy is largely focused on

WBA collaborates with Microsoft

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance announced it is teaming up with Microsoft to make health care delivery more personal, affordable and accessible for people around the world. The collaboration will combine WBA’s customer reach, convenient locations, outpatient health care services and industry expertise with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform and services. “Our strategic

WBA taps three for leadership posts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Last month Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced three global leadership appointments. Vineet Mehra is joining WBA as global chief marketing officer. He will be based at corporate headquarters here and will report to WBA co-chief operating officers Ornella Barra and Alex Gourlay. As global CMO, Mehra will be responsible for the visioning,

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

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

NACDS Annual Meeting takes on more proactive approach

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Change – confronting it and creating it – has emerged as a powerful theme of the 2018 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting. That fact was on display throughout Business Program remarks yesterday by NACDS chairman of the board Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

Walgreens pilot brings together new approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walgreens is launching a pilot program here that incorporates new approaches to pricing, promotions, product assortment and service offerings to create a new customer experience. The program, which has been implemented in 17 stores in the Gainesville area, will be monitored over the next 12 to 18 months to gauge customer reaction

Walgreens Boots Alliance posts 2Q gains

Walgreens Boots Alliance posts 2Q gains

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue on Wednesday when it announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended February 28. Overall, WBA earned $1.73 a share, up 27% versus a year ago. Revenue grew 12.1% to $33.02 billion. Same-store sales rose 2.4%, with comparable-pharmacy sales up

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