In the first quarter, Walgreens Boots Alliance earnings slipped as the company divested its pharmaceutical wholesale business and boosted its investment in VillageMD while accelerating the rollout of full-service primary care clinics in stores.
For last-minute shoppers, Walgreens is billing itself as a one-stop convenience shop for a range of needs whether it’s a missing ingredient for a holiday recipe, batteries for a remote control toy, medicine for a seasonal cold, a gift for a Secret Santa or a string of holiday lights.
Walgreens Boots Alliance has noted that its evp/global chief human resources officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson plans to retire. Pamela Puryear has been named her successor.
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.