In recent years, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Walgreens have positioned themselves as savvy forgers of partnerships. On a call with analysts discussing the company’s strong third-quarter showing, WBA and Walgreens executives made clear that two of its ongoing partnerships will play a crucial role for the chain moving forward.
“As I analyze the company and see where they are, this team has done some tremendous work in building partnerships,” WBA CEO Rosalind Brewer said, noting that she also will be focused on building a strong base business for WBA. “Those partnerships will be key to us going forward. There's an opportunity to innovate with our partners and really grow some of these collaborations.”