Walgreens Boots Alliance news

20 December 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance reported 9.9% sales growth to $33.8bn and operating income was up 6.1% to $1.4bn for Q1 2019, which ended November 30th 2018. US: pharmacy leads the business In the US, WBA's retail pharmacy business experienced first quarter sales of $25.7bn, an increase of 14.4% compared with the same period last year . LFL total sales grew 4.6%, excluding the benefit of R...
19 December 2018
Boots has appointed Tracey Clements as its new chief operating officer, according to Retail Week. Boots recruits Tracey Clements as its new chief operating officer Boots has appointed Tracey Clements into the newly created role of chief operating officer for UK & Ireland. She will take on the role in the new year, reporting into current CEO for Boots UK, Seb James. Clements brings a w...
04 December 2018
Co-op is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad. John Lewis & Partners John Lewis & Partners has released its much-awaited Christmas campaign ‘The Boy and the Piano’, starring Elton John. The two-minute advertisement tells the story of how one special gift can inspire and influence the course of someone’s life. Set to the iconic ‘Your Song’, the story works backwards ...
01 November 2018
Boots Retail Thailand announces the appointment of new Managing Director, Mike Wanliss. Boots, Thailand: new MD Boots Retail Thailand announces the appointment of new Managing Director, Mike Wanliss. He will take up the new role on 21st January 2019, reporting into Dean Thompson, VP and regional managing director for Asia international retail. Wanliss brings with him 40 years’ experie...
31 October 2018
We review the latest news from Walgreens Boots Alliance in Chile and Thailand. Boots, Thailand: new MD Boots Retail Thailand announces the appointment of new Managing Director, Mike Wanliss. He will take up the new role on 21 January 2019, reporting into Dean Thompson, VP and regional managing director for Asia international retail. Wanliss brings with him 40 years’ experience in the ...
12 October 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance announced sales growth of 11.3% to $131.5bn for the year ending 31st August 2018. Performance was boosted by its acquisition of Rite Aid. Performance across markets and divisions was mixed.  WBA: FY2018 Sales up 11.3% YOY to $131.5bn Operating income up 15.4% YOY to $6.4bn US: positive pharmacy performance, retail sales in decline for Q4 The US Retail ...
08 October 2018
Walgreens has entered a partnership with online beauty retailer Birchbox to pilot an experience-led fixture in a selection of its stores. Improving the beauty offer in-store and online Walgreens has partnered with beauty brand Birchbox to boost in-store experience for its beauty shoppers. Walgreens will also acquire a minority equity interest in the beauty brand. The initial pilot will i...
02 October 2018
Kroger and Walgreens are partnering on a new store pilot where customers will be able to shop for products and services from both retailers. Walgreens stores to operate as pickup points for Kroger ecommerce orders The companies have selected 13 Walgreens locations in Northern Kentucky where customers will be able to collect their Kroger online grocery orders and purchase Kroger’s private br...
20 September 2018
International health and beauty retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance taps half a billion consumer pool in China with Alibaba’s Tmall. Beauty sector in China showing impressive growth rates China’s beauty market is seeing rapid growth in recent years. As they become more sophisticated and brand-aware, Chinese shoppers are increasingly looking for quality international beauty and cosmetics pro...
01 August 2018
Walgreens has announced the roll out of Find Care Now, a digital platform connecting customers to healthcare providers. Bridging the gap between patient and provider Walgreens has announced that it is set to launch a new digital platform and marketplace, Find Care Now, operating on both the Walgreens app and its website. The platform connects customers with local drugstores and healthcar...