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Walgreens

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

Walgreens teams up with DoorDash

Walgreens teams up with DoorDash

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and DoorDash on Thursday began offering on-demand delivery to customers in Chicago, Atlanta and Denver. By the end of summer, Walgreens and DoorDash plan to offer more than 5,000 items for delivery on the DoorDash platform and will expand the service to other major markets. starting with Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Oklahoma

Walgreens expands partnership with VillageMD

Walgreens expands partnership with VillageMD

DEERFIELD, Ill.  – Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is partnering with VillageMD to roll out full-service doctors offices in its stores, the companies said Wednesday. The move follows a successful trial begun last year. The plan calls for the opening of 500 to 700 “Village Medical at Walgreens” physician-led primary care clinics in more than 30

Retailers show solidarity with protesters

NEW YORK — From Albertsons Cos. to Walgreens, retailers are expressing solidarity with Americans protesting the police killing of George Floyd. Retailers large and small have vowed to combat racism and discrimination within their organizations. Some also are lending support to advocates of systemic reform. Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing $100 million over

Lisa Badgley, Senior VP, Pharmacy and Retail Operations, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has a long history of stepping up to meet the needs of customers and patients during challenging or emergency situations, says Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of pharmacy and retail operations. It has continued to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, and work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

Lauren Brindley, Group VP, Beauty & Personal Care, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — As with many industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the beauty market forever, says Lauren Brindley, group vice president of beauty and personal care at Walgreens. In the short term, social distancing has created both significant challenges and opportunities, she says. “Retailers and brands are having to rethink their in-store experiences, pivot

Heather Hughes, Group VP & GMM Seasonal, GM & Photo, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — In the convenience channel, greeting cards and gift cards are the primary purchases for everyday gifting occasions such as birthdays, thank you or sympathy presents, says Heather Hughes, Walgreens’ group vice president and general merchandise manager for seasonal, GM and photo. To personalize these purchases, Walgreens has expanded the number of thoughtful

Elena Kraus, Senior VP & General Counsel, Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has experienced a dramatic increase in workload for the entire legal function during the pandemic, says senior vice president and general counsel Elena Kraus. That has meant work for the company has had to be prioritized, as it is an essential business and its greatest priority is supporting customers and field

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