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Walgreens Boots Alliance

WBA reportedly aims to buy AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is reportedly seeking to acquire drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp. The Wall Street Journal reported on February 13 that representatives of WBA executive vice chairman and chief executive officer Stefano Pessina made “a high-level outreach” to representatives of AmerisourceBergen CEO Steven Collis several weeks before the story came out.

Reports: WBA in talks to buy AmerisourceBergen

Reports: WBA in talks to buy AmerisourceBergen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is in negotiations to acquire drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp., according to published reports. Representatives of WBA executive vice chairman and chief executive officer Stefano Pessina made “a high-level outreach” to representatives of AmerisourceBergen CEO Steven Collis several weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the

Walgreens promotes Rick Gates to SVP of pharmacy

Walgreens promotes Rick Gates to SVP of pharmacy

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Rick Gates has been named senior vice president of pharmacy and health care for Walgreens. Gates most recently served as group vice president of pharmacy. With the promotion, he will oversee commercial development and sales, contracting, pharma development, pharmacy supply chain, and clinical programs and alliances, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said Thursday. He

WBA hires new chief for Boots retail chain

WBA hires new chief for Boots retail chain

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Sebastian James is joining Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) as senior vice president and as president and managing director of Boots, the company’s international pharmacy, health and beauty chain based in the United Kingdom. Plans call for James, currently group chief executive at European electronics and telecom retailer and service provider Dixons Carphone plc, to join

Sales surge in Q1 at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Sales surge in Q1 at Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Strong sales gains by the U.S. retail pharmacy division propelled Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) in its fiscal 2018 first quarter, which also saw the company exceed Wall Street’s earnings forecast. WBA said Thursday that, for the quarter ended Nov. 30, sales totaled  $30.74 billion, up 7.9% from $28.5 billion a year earlier.

Ashworth moves up at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has promoted Richard Ashworth to president of operations at Walgreens, a newly created position, the company announced last month. Ashworth has been with the company more than 25 years, most recently serving as president of pharmacy and retail operations. Now, with the promotion, Ashworth takes on additional

WBA to shut 600 stores in retail network overhaul

WBA to shut 600 stores in retail network overhaul

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) plans to close 600 stores starting next year as it rationalizes its U.S. drug store base following the $4.375 billion purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid stores. In reporting its fiscal 2017 fourth-quarter and annual results on Wednesday, WBA said it expects to finalize the Rite Aid store acquisition