Lauren Brindley to leave Walgreens Boots Alliance

Brindley departs after seven years as vice president of the retailer's beauty department.
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Lauren Brindley, the group vice president for beauty and personal care at Walgreen Boots Alliance, is stepping down from her position at the end of July.

Brindley, who held a number of positions with Boots UK and Walgreens Boots Alliance, International Retail in Hong Kong, spent the last seven years with the retailer in its Chicago-area office. Previously, she spent time at British supermarket Tesco. It’s not clear what’s next for the executive.

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Walgreens has already named a successor to help maintain continuity in the executive ranks.

“As Walgreens evolves, its retail strategy to help people lead more joyful lives through better health, we are pleased to announce Heather Hughes as Walgreens group vice president of Beauty & Personal Care and Seasonal,” Luke Rauch, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer at Walgreens, said in a statement. “With a background as a pharmacist and 20 years of experience with Walgreens driving transformation, Heather’s passion for health and well-being makes her a natural fit for our beauty and personal care business.”

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“Heather is a decisive leader who most recently oversaw Walgreens’ strategy to develop and curate a better-for-you grocery assortment,” Rauch continued. “Hughes will replace Lauren Brindley, who has made the decision to leave the organization. We thank Lauren for her hard work and dedication to Walgreens Boots Alliance over the last several years.”

Walgreen operates the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States behind CVS Health.