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WBA names Brown, Gruener and Gray to executive posts

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has named Tracey Brown to the newly created post of president of retail products and chief customer officer at Walgreens. WBA also named Danielle Gray executive vice president and global chief legal officer, and named Jeff Gruener senior vice president and chief financial officer. “I am pleased to

Walgreens and VillageMD expand in Arizona

Walgreens and VillageMD expand in Arizona

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD are opening 18 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in the Phoenix area with plans to open four additional locations by end of this year, the companies said on Thursday. Through the Walgreens and VillageMD integrated care model, patients are able to receive comprehensive primary care alongside

WBA, VillageMD to open 29 clinics in Texas

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD plan to open 29 new Village Medical at Walgreens practices in Houston, Austin and El Paso, Texas, this year, the companies said. The openings are part of an overall goal of adding at least 600 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in more than 30 U.S. markets over

WBA’s Q3 sales, earnings beat expectations

WBA’s Q3 sales, earnings beat expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill.— Walgreens Boots Alliance easily beat Wall Street’s estimates for third quarter sales and earnings, and raised its full year guidance. Rosalind Brewer WBA’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.51 far surpassed analysts’ expectation of $1.17.  Sales for the period ended May 31 rose 12.1% to $34.03 billion, topping the projected $33.76 billion. The

WBA closes Alliance Healthcare sale

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Earlier this month Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) announced that it 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

WBA makes 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

WBA makes 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said Tuesday that it has been named to 3BL Media’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest, publicly listed companies in the U.S. “Being a good corporate citizen is central to our business. By consistently responding

WBA’s Q2 earnings top forecast

WBA’s Q2 earnings top forecast

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance’s second-quarter earnings easily beat analysts’ projections, as sales rose 4.6% to $32.8 billion. WBA posted adjusted earnings of $1.21 billion, or $1.40 per share, well ahead of Wall Street’s estimate of $1.11. The company elevated its full-year guidance to mid-to-high single-digit growth in constant currency adjusted EPS from both

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’s first quarter earnings top expectations

WBA’s first quarter earnings top expectations

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s first quarter profits beat analysts’ projections handily.   The company’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.22 topped the forecast of $1.03. Revenue for the period ended November 30 rose 5.7% to $36.3 billion, driven by gains in U.S. store sales and wholesaling. “Our first quarter results exceeded expectations

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