As the company released its first global diversity and inclusion report, Walgreens Boots Alliance detailed recent efforts aimed at addressing health care disparity in underserved communities.
With an ongoing focus on modernizing its customer shopping experience, Walgreens is rolling out contactless same-day curbside pick-up, which is now available at more than 8,600 participating stores nationwide.
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.
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.
For the fourth consecutive year, the 2020 Disability Equality Index, a joint initiative by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, has awarded Walgreens a top score of 100%.
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.
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.
In the second quarter, Walgreens retail sales in the U.S. edged up as the company prepared for the spread of COVID-19 to the country.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Tata Consultancy Services have expanded their strategic partnership to advance WBA’s transformation of its global information technology function.
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.
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.
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.