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Retail
Walgreens Names Standley President

In a move to a company with which he once planned a blockbuster merger, Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed John Standley as president of Walgreens.

Retail
Pessina To Step Down As Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO

Stefano Pessina has decided to step down as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance. The board of directors will begin a search for a new CEO, and at the time of this appointment, Pessina will assume the role of executive chairman and James Skinner will step down as executive chairman but remain on the board to facilitate a smooth leadership transition.

Retail
INFORM Act Aims To Uncover Online Counterfeit, Stolen Goods

In a new effort to deal with counterfeit, stolen and dangerous consumer products that emerge on e-commerce marketplace sites, U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, chair of the House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, has introduced legislation requiring verification of third-party sellers on e-commerce retail platforms.

Retail
Walgreens Boosts Personalization Partnership

As it looks to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings, Walgreens Boots Alliance has expanded its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe, one established to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform.

Retail
Walgreens Introduces Digital ‘Order Ahead’ Drive-Thru Shopping

Walgreens is providing a digital enhancement to its recently launched “on the spot” drive-thru shopping experience. Customers can now conveniently order select household essential and health and wellness products online in advance and then pay for and pick up these items at the company’s more than 7,300 participating pharmacy drive-thrus nationwide.

Trade Shows
NACDS Names Ashworth Chairman

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has elected new officers, four new executive committee members and three newly elected board of directors members for the coming year.

Retail
Walgreens Names Ashworth President

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Richard Ashworth as president of Walgreens. Ashworth will be responsible for developing the strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations and will have full responsibility for the leadership, development and management of the business.

Financials
Walgreens Makes Moves But Q1 Results Fall Short

Although it made moves to improve its performance, including the establishment of a group purchasing organization with Kroger and record online sales for Black Friday in the U.S. and United Kingdom, Walgreens Boots Alliance said sales for the first quarter were soft.

Retail
Kroger, Walgreens Form Group Purchasing Organization

Building on a unique collaboration that first brought together Kroger’s food and grocery experience with Walgreens’ expertise in health and beauty, the companies have formed a new group purchasing organization aimed at delivering purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources to help drive further innovation.

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