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News and information on merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies at Walgreens.

Walgreens’ Hartsig among new Acosta board members

Sales and marketing agency Acosta, fresh off its recapitalization, has named a new board of directors.

Walgreens undertakes relief efforts in Puerto Rico

The retailer has kicked off a donation drive in Puerto Rico and southern Florida, as well as made product donations to local emergency shelters.

Walgreens is deploying a digital merchandising platform from Cooler Screens to 50 stores in Chicago ahead of a planned expansion to 2,500 stores.

Walgreens is making progress on freeing up pharmacists to spend more time with patients who need extra attention, according to Rina Shah, group vice president of specialty and retail pharmacy operations.

Walgreens Boots Alliance affirmed its guidance of roughly flat earnings per share as headwinds mitigated solid performance in the retail pharmacy USA division, including strong specialty growth and increasing prescription volume.

Walgreens has earned the first enterprise-wide URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation for its network of more than 300 community specialty pharmacies.

Kevin Ban joins Walgreens from athenahealth, where he was chief medical officer, and brings more than 20 years of clinical experience, medical systems innovation leadership and performance improvement efforts to the role.

The joint-venture group purchasing organization called Retail Procurement Alliance, which Walgreens and Kroger said is aimed at driving purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources. 

Walgreens unveiled two new lines of its owned-brand toys — space-themed Over the Moon and unicorn-centric Rainbow Dreams.

UnitedHealthcare and Walgreens will be opening 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare service centers within Walgreens stores in five metropolitan areas.

Walgreens is highlighting what it really takes to get through stressful holiday moments with a campaign starring celebrity couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is looking into whether or not it should take the company private, holding preliminary talks with private equity firms, according to a report from Reuters.

Walgreens is releasing the November report of its flu index with Louisiana reporting the most instances of the flu.

Alex Broadus, the director of patient outcomes performance at Walgreens, discusses empowering pharmacists to practice the art of pharmacy.

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