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CVS, Walgreens to supply long-term care facilities with COVID-19 vaccines

CVS, Walgreens to supply long-term care facilities with COVID-19 vaccines

WASHINGTON — CVS Health and Walgreens will work with the federal government to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to residents of long-term care facilities once vaccines becomes available, the companies announced October 16. “Protecting the vulnerable has been the No. 1 priority of the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19, and that commitment will continue through distributing

Walgreens fourth quarter earnings top forecast

Walgreens fourth quarter earnings top forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Thursday projected single-digit profit growth in fiscal 2021 after reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, helped by higher sales at U.S. stores. Sales in U.S. stores in the quarter ended August 31 advanced 3.6%  to $27.0 billion, with same-store sales rising by the same amount. WBA said it anticipates

Walgreens addressing health disparities in Chicago

Walgreens addressing health disparities in Chicago

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens is looking to address health disparities and improve outcomes in its hometown of Chicago, through a number of community-focused pharmacy and healthcare initiatives, beginning in the city’s underserved neighborhoods on the south side. This builds on the more than $35 million Walgreens invested this summer to re-open Chicago stores that had

Standley hits the ground running at Walgreens

Standley hits the ground running at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — With the appointment of John Standley as Walgreens’ president yesterday, the management team at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) gained an invaluable asset — a proven retail leader well equipped to provide a fresh, new perspective on the strategic transformation of the business that is already underway. A former chief executive officer at

John Standley named Walgreens president

John Standley named Walgreens president

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) on Monday appointed John Standley president of Walgreens, effective immediately. He will lead all Walgreens operations, and will have responsibility for the development, growth and management of the business as the company continues to build on its leadership in the rapidly evolving health care sector. Standley has a

Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

Video Forum: Alex Gourlay, WBA

In this edition of our Video Forum, Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Walgreens, provides an update on the company’s strategic priorities — creating neighborhood health care destinations, accelerating digitalization, transforming the retail offering, and stepping up cost management efforts to free capital for reinvestment in the business.

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

Retail giants aim to rethink the plastic bag

NEW YORK – Retail industry heavyweights Walmart, Target, CVS Health, Walgreens and Kroger have joined an initiative that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic bag. The companies are participating in the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag. Members collectively have pledged $15 million to the Beyond the Bag Initiative, which is inviting entrepreneurs and investors

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