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Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens and VillageMD to expand across Arizona

Walgreens and VillageMD to expand across Arizona

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD are planning to open eight new Village Medical at Walgreens coordinated primary care and pharmacy practices in the Tucson area in 2022, the companies said Thursday. The first location will open February 8. These openings represent expansion into the second major market in Arizona, following Phoenix,

WBA’s first quarter earnings far surpass expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance’s (WBA’s) first quarter sales and profits topped Wall Street’s expectations, and its own. Customers flocking to stores for COVID vaccines and tests helped drive a 7.8% increase in sales, to $33.9 billion, for the three-month period ended November 30. That easily topped analysts’ prediction of $32.7 billion. Adjusted earnings

Walgreens begins strategic review of Boots business

Walgreens begins strategic review of Boots business

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has begun a strategic review of its U.K.-based Boots business, according to a Reuters report, which cites remarks made by WBA chief executive officer Rosalind Brewer Tuesday at the J.P Morgan Healthcare Conference. “This review is very much in line with our renewed priorities and strategic direction,” Reuters

Walgreens might sell Boots to private equity

Walgreens might sell Boots to private equity

DEERFIELD, Ill. — According to various published reports in the U.K., Walgreens Boots Alliance may sell its Boots pharmacies to private equity firms. The Sunday Times in London said Walgreens “received an acquisition approach from Bain Capital more than two months ago” and “is positioning itself as a leader in an upcoming auction for boots

Walgreens, VillageMD to expand in San Antonio

Walgreens, VillageMD to expand in San Antonio

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD plan to expand into San Antonio with the opening of nine Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices over the next year, the companies said on Wednesday. These openings represent expansion into the fifth major market in Texas, following Houston, El Paso, Austin and Dallas. Through the

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 finalizes deal with McKesson Corp.

WBA finalizes deal with McKesson Corp.

DEERFIELD, Ill.  — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and McKesson Corp.  reached an agreement on Tuesday for WBA to acquire the remaining 30% share of their GEHE Pharma Handel (GEHE) and Alliance Healthcare Deutschland (AHD) joint venture. Following this transaction, WBA will become the 100% owner of the combined GEHE and Alliance Healthcare businesses in Germany.

Integrated health care company is aim for WBA

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) unveiled an ambitious plan to reinvent itself as an integrated health care company. A clearer focus on health care will serve as the drug store chain’s “new growth engine,” chief executive officer Roz Brewer said last month in introducing the plan. “The pandemic further affirmed the timing is

Walgreens and VillageMD to expand in Tampa

Walgreens and VillageMD to expand in Tampa

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD are planning to open 20 new Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in the Tampa area over the next year, the companies said Friday. The first Village Medical at Walgreens location in Tampa opened on Oct. 26 at 6996 U.S. Highway 19 North in Pinellas

WBA expands mental health training program

WBA expands mental health training program

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)  is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the U.K., the company said Thursday. “The majority of our patients and customers see their pharmacist

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