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Walgreens Boots Alliance

WBA completes AmerisourceBergen transaction

WBA completes AmerisourceBergen transaction

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has finalized the sale of its Alliance Healthcare businesses to AmerisourceBergen. The $6.5 billion deal included $6.275 billion in cash (subject to a customary net cash and working capital adjustment) and 2 million shares of AmerisourceBergen common stock. WBA said it will use the cash proceeds to reduce

WBA releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

WBA releases Corporate Social Responsibility Report

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has released At the Heart of Health 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which outlines the impact of its commitment to the critical needs facing communities today, including access to health care, diversity and inclusion accountability and innovative and sustainable solutions including reducing its carbon footprint and generation of

Video Forum: Todd Huseby, Kearney

Video Forum: Todd Huseby, Kearney

  Todd Huseby, partner and leader of the consumer health care sector at Kearney, examines the implications of some key recent developments for pharmacy retailers. COVID-19’s effect on shoppers, Amazon’s move into the prescription drug business, the emergence of other e-commerce challengers, and changes at CVS Health and Walgreens Boots Alliance are among the subjects

WBA’s Pessina: Brewer an ‘exceptional leader’

WBA’s Pessina: Brewer an ‘exceptional leader’

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Stefano Pessina is bullish about the future of Walgreens Boots Alliance in the wake of Rosalind Brewer’s appointment to succeed him as the company’s chief executive officer. A former CEO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club division and currently chief operating officer and group president at Starbucks Corp., Brewer will join WBA on March

WBA begins 2021 with major moves

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The chaotic U.S. health care landscape is clearly one filled with opportunity to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), which has launched several new initiatives since the start of the year. During a recent presentation at the virtual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, WBA executive vice president and chief financial officer James Kehoe described the industry

It’s full speed ahead for WBA in the new year

Walgreens Boots Alliance has shifted into high gear since the start of 2021. Building on a foundation that it painstakingly laid in recent years, the company has unleashed a salvo of initiatives designed to buttress its central role in health care and retailing. Following the realignment of its partnership with AmerisourceBergen — a transaction that

Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

Walgreens plans tech-enabled startup

Walgreens Boots Alliance has shifted into high gear since the start of 2021. Building on a foundation that it painstakingly laid in recent years, the company has unleashed a salvo of initiatives designed to buttress its central role in health care and retailing. Following the realignment of its partnership with AmerisourceBergen — a transaction that

MyWalgreens offers more advantages

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has updated its loyalty program, rechristened as myWalgreens, to offer customers extensive new benefits, including the fastest same-day retail pickup currently available. Customers can now shop online and on a fully redesigned mobile app for health and wellness items, then pick them up in the store, curbside or at

WBA, McKesson move ahead with German joint venture

WBA, McKesson move ahead with German joint venture

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and McKesson Corp. announced on Monday the completion of their previously announced agreement to create a joint venture combining their respective pharmaceutical wholesale businesses in Germany, Alliance Healthcare Deutschland (AHD) and GEHE Pharma Handel (GEHE). WBA holds a 70% controlling equity interest in the joint venture and McKesson

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