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

Walgreens Boots Alliance Q2 sees solid U.S. script growth

Despite a nearly 4% increase in sales and solid U.S. retail pharmacy performance, Walgreens Boots Alliance posted a decrease in net earnings and earnings per share for the quarter ended Feb. 29.

Walgreens, Postmates expand delivery to 7,000 stores

Walgreens' and Postmates' partnership has officially gone nationwide, making delivery an option from more than 7,000 Walgreens stores in the continental United States. 

The company said that it is working to finalize the sites with the Department of Health and Human Services, with a focus on select hotspot markets in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.

New research from Coca-Cola is taking a look at what it takes to drive consumer trial, frequency and advocacy.

The company's more than 7,300 pharmacy drive-throughs now offer more than 60 front-end products, among them household essentials Walgreens chose specifically to support efforts to prevent infection or mitigate symptoms. 

Major retailers are awarding bonuses, expanding employee benefits and launching unprecedented hiring drives as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the industry is taking steps to keep stores safe for consumers and associates while still serving as a resource. 

Walgreens is taking action and implementing some policies meant to help support customers as the United States grapples with COVID-19.

A new bill introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., focused on improving transparency around third-party sellers online, is getting the backing of Walgreens.

Walgreens is growing its partnership with Postmates to bring on-demand delivery from its stores to 13 new cities.

Richard Ashworth, who has been with Walgreens for nearly three decades, is taking the helm of the retailer.

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 is expanding its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services to launch a new managed services-based operating model for IT run and operational services.

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

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