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Walgreens Boots Alliance to close e-commerce distribution center in Edwardsville, Ill.

The closure will result in the elimination of roughly 400 roles.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor

Walgreens Boots Alliance is set to close its e-commerce distribution center in Edwardsville, Ill., later this summer, eliminating roughly 400 roles.

Walgreens issued a statement to Drug Store News, which said, “We continue to transform our business into a consumer-centric healthcare company, we are focused on aligning our operational structure to best serve our patients and customers including how we use our network of stores to ship orders to our patients’ and customers’ homes. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to close our e-commerce distribution center in Edwardsville, Ill., later this summer resulting in the elimination of approximately 400 roles. We are grateful for the many contributions our team members at this facility have made and we are committed to supporting them during this transition."

[Read more: Walgreens to shutter 150 stores in U.S., 300 stores in U.K.]

The planned closure of the e-commerce distribution center follows the recent elimination of more than 500 roles, as well as an announcement last week that Walgreens Boots Alliance is planning to close 300 locations in the U.K. and 150 in the United States.

[Read more: Walgreens eliminates task-based metrics for pharmacy staff]

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