Walgreens Boots Alliance news

25 July 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Aaron Radelet as its new global chief communications officer and senior vice president, according to PR Week. Aaron Radelet, global communications chief officer Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Aaron Radelet as its new global chief communications officer and senior vice president. He will be responsible for overseeing both internal and externa...
16 July 2018
According to reports in Retail Week, Boots is expanding rapidly in the South Korean market, rolling out thirteen new stores in the past year. Thirteen new stores in the market Walgreens Boots Alliance has rolled out a total of thirteen new Boots stores in South Korea in the past year. The retailer first entered the market in 2016 through its franchise partnership with Emart, openin...
29 June 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance reported increased retail sales for Q3 which ended 31 May 2018, compared with the same period last year. At a company level, sales increased 14.0% to $34.3bn and operating income increased 5.5% to $1.6bn. US: strong pharmacy performance The US Retail Pharmacy business continued to drive growth. The sector accounted for 72.5% of the divisions sales in the quarter,...
21 June 2018
Walgreens partners with healthcare provider Humana and is set to pilot in-store meal kit solutions. Humana partnership: expanding its service offer Walgreens has partnered with health and wellbeing provider Humana to offer senior-focused advice and services. Stores in the Kansas City area will offer primary care clinics and Humana representatives will be on hand to assist shoppers in nav...
22 May 2018
Boots UK reported a revenue decline of 0.6% to £6.8bn in the year ending 31st August 2017. Over the same period, operating profit also declined 2.5% to £503m, in the latest accounts submitted to Companies House. Performance under pressure Boots emphasised the competitive nature of the health and beauty category, including pricing and promotional activity, and shopper demand for low value an...
27 April 2018
Walgreens launches new pilot programme in Gainesville, Florida. Optimised range, new services The format is initially being launched in 17 stores and customer feedback over the next 12 to 18 months will influence further roll out. Each store will feature an optimised product range with at least 20% fewer products on offer. Walgreens has extended its partnerships with third parties to ...
05 April 2018
The health and beauty specialist returns to the motorway network in the UK, opening a new store with Roadchef. This builds on its network of on-the-move locations including airports and train stations./p> Roadchef launches first motorway Boots store Boots has opened a new store on Roadchef’s motorway network.The 122 sq m store opened at the newly refurbished Strensham South site, at junctio...
28 March 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance reported retail sales were down in both its US and international divisions for Q2 2018. At a company level, sales increased 12.1% to $33bn and operating income increased 33.9% to $1.9bn. Pharmacy sales continue to drive US sales The US Retail Pharmacy business continues to drive growth, accounting for 70.3% of the division’s sales in the quarter. US Pharmacy sale...
09 March 2018
James Kehoe will take on a new role as CFO for Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Gulden Mesara is set to lead US communications at Walgreens. James Kehoe appointed as Global CFO for WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced that James Kehoe will replace George Fairweather as its chief financial officer. Since 2016 Kehoe has acted as chief financial officer for Takeda Pharmaceutical Company ...
13 February 2018
With Valentine’s Day the first major event of 2018, we take a look at how health & beauty retailers are becoming ever more imaginative in their drive to inspire shoppers. Boots: Gift ideas for a range of recipients Boots has further developed its ‘show someone you know them’ campaign, which centres around meaningful gifting. Source: Boots' Instagram Boots uses social to showc...