WAGs shareholders OK all proposals related to Alliance Boots transaction, holding company reorganization
Walgreens shareholders voted to approve all proposals related to the company’s acquisition of the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH that it does not currently own and the reorganization of the company into a holding company structure.
In not-unexpected news, Family Dollar has delayed its shareholder vote on a potential acquisition by Dollar Tree.
Shares of Walgreens were on the rise in pre-market trading Tuesday morning, as Walgreens reported a 16.4% lift in quarterly profit to $809 million that was credited to the 222 million prescriptions filled in the first quarter ended Nov. 30.
For the second year in a row, Safeway has received a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBT equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received a $100 million donation to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from alumni Fred Eshelman, founder and CEO of Pharmaceutical Product Development and founding chairman of Furiex Pharmaceuticals. The committment will be used to create a center within the pharmacy school named the Eshelman Institute for Innovation.
For the latest edition of the DSNTV Executive Viewpoint series, Bruce Montgomery, VP North American and South American sales for healthcare company Fleet Labs shared with DSN how the company has evolved in recent years and is working on a continuum of brand awareness, to brand preference and, ultimately, to brand insistence.