Walgreens Boots Alliance news

22 March 2013
Major drugstores Walgreens and Alliance Boots have announced a 10 year deal with the drug distributor AmerisourceBergen, replacing the distribution contract with Cardinal Health which ends in August. Walgreens to hand over distribution The agreement will benefit all three companies as they work together to improve levels of service and efficiencies and to increase their buying power. Walgre...
22 March 2013
Speaking at IGD's Health & Beauty conference yesterday Ruth Spencer, Director of Loyalty and Multichannel for Boots, announced the launch of 'Give it a go Friday', a new in-store initiative, which breaks today. New Spring campaign to inspire shoppers The 'Give it a go Friday' initiative will take place in 30 of Boots' largest stores. The new in-store initiative is as a result of Boots' own...
14 March 2013
If there’s one category which lends itself to adopting new technology very quickly, it has to be health & beauty. Whether it’s online or in-store, shoppers are rapidly taking to new digital applications. Pharmacies recognise patient benefits In pharmacies, patients can now get health and wellness advice in store, in the US, companies including CVS and Walgreens have developed apps for ...
11 March 2013
Boots is today launching its first range of healthy, ‘ready meals’ under its lunchtime Shapers brand. Expansion of food offer The offer becomes available today within 100 Boots stores throughout London and across major commuter sites. The Shapers evening meal selection offers 27 new options with prices from £1.25 including main meals, warm salads,  vegetable accompaniments and desserts. The...
25 February 2013
The health and beauty retailer has acquired a 49% stake in its hearing provider David Ormerod Hearing Centres in the UK. Boots UK committed to developing hearing care Boots HearingCare currently operates over 340 practices within Boots stores in the UK . The investment demonstrates Boots UK’s commitment to developing hearing care services across the UK enabling customers to have access to ...
07 February 2013
Alliance Boots has announced 100% ownership of shares in ANZAG, one of Germany’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers. Germany a key market ANZAG operates the majority of its distribution centres in Germany, Europe’s largest pharmaceutical market, where it serves approximately 8000 customers. The wholesaler also has businesses in Romania and Lithuania and an associate in Croatia. Alliance...
07 February 2013
We highlight the stores you’ve looked at the most on Retail Analysis in January Aldi, Atherstone, UK : an increasingly potent format Source: IGD research With the discount channel growing rapidly, this store demonstrates many of the reasons why discounters are trading so successfully. The store has developed its product range through investing in NPD acr...
22 January 2013
At the company's recent annual meeting held in Chicago, Walgreens confirmed to shareholders that it will continue to push the envelope of traditional drugstore retailing. Moving forward, the company will focus on three growth areas, one of which is directly related to the strategic partnership with Alliance Boots. Positioned for long term growth The three strategic objectives identified by...
15 January 2013
Boots Retail (Ireland) Ltd has announced sales and profit increases despite the tough economic climate. Business expands in 2012 Boots , Ireland's largest health and beauty retailer, recorded an increase in sales and profits for the period ending 31st March 2012. Pre-tax profits were up by +11% to €17.8 million, whilst retail sales were up by 3.2% to €275 million. The increase in pro...