Express Scripts and Walgreens Boots Alliance expand group purchasing efforts to include the procurement of specialty brand drugs

ST. LOUIS / DEERFIELD, IL, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) today February 20, 2018) announced they are expanding their group purchasing efforts to include the procurement of specialty brand drugs.  Given the savings potential associated with biosimilars in the coming years, the […]

Rite Aid updates on the progress of its plans to sell stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today (Feb. 8, 2018) provided an update on the progress of its plans to sell stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) pursuant to the previously disclosed Amended and Restated Asset Purchase Agreement, dated as of September 18, 2017 (the “Asset Purchase […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance welcomes Sebastian James as SVP and President and Managing Director of Boots

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced the appointment of Sebastian James as Senior Vice President and President and Managing Director of Boots. He also will be contributing to the Group with involvement in a number of key areas, joining the company in the summer of 2018 […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, an increase of 6.7 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 12 March 2018 to stockholders of record as of 15 […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to sell 30% interest in Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation to Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Holdings

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (December 22, 2017) announces that it has entered into an agreement to reduce its stake in Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a pharmaceutical wholesaling joint venture in China, following an offer from its joint venture partner Guangzhou Baiyunshan Pharmaceutical Holdings Co. Ltd. […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to acquire 40 percent minority stake in Chinese retail pharmacy chain Guoda Drugstores Co., Ltd.

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (December 06, 2017) announces that it has reached an agreement with China National Accord Medicines Corporation Ltd. to become an investor in its subsidiary Sinopharm Holding Guoda Drugstores Co., Ltd. (“GuoDa”), which operates and franchises retail pharmacies across China. Following […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance does not endorse TRC Capital’s unsolicited mini-tender offer

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (November 20, 2017) announced it has received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 2 million shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance common stock at a price of $67.88 per share in cash. TRC […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance commences partnership with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (October 31, 2017) announced that it has commenced its previously announced partnership with Fareva for the manufacture and supply of own beauty brands and private label products. Under the terms of the agreement, Fareva has acquired BCM, Walgreens Boots Alliance’s contract manufacturing […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, an increase of 6.7 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 12 December 2017 to stockholders of record 13 November 2017. Walgreens […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to release 4Q 2017 results on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 earnings results at 7 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, 25 October 2017, followed by a one-hour conference call with Walgreens Boots Alliance management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The conference call will be simulcast […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to host Q4 2017 financial results conference call on 25 October 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Sep-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 earnings results at 7 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, 25 October 2017, followed by a one-hour conference call with Walgreens Boots Alliance management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The conference call will be […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina to participate at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) announced today ( May 16, 2017) that Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina will participate in a fireside chat at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on Tuesday, 23 May at 10:30 […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid Corporation certified substantial compliance with Request for Additional Information

Deerfield, Ill. and Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today announced that they have certified substantial compliance with the Request for Additional Information (the “Second Request”) from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding their merger agreement under which Walgreens […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s regular quarterly dividend up by 4.2 percent over the year-ago period

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 12 June 2017 to stockholders of record on 18 May 2017. […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Prime Therapeutics closed transaction to form AllianceRx Walgreens Prime

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (3 April 2017 ) announced that Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) have closed their transaction to form a combined central specialty pharmacy and mail services company, as part of the strategic alliance first announced last August. The […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to release its fiscal 2017 2Q earnings results on Wednesday, 5 April 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) will release its fiscal 2017 second quarter earnings results at 7 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, 5 April 2017, followed by a one-hour conference call with Walgreens Boots Alliance management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The conference call will be simulcast […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid announce amendment and extension of their definitive merger agreement

Deerfield, Ill. and Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today (30 January 2017) announced that they have entered into an amendment and extension of their previously announced definitive merger agreement under which Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire all outstanding shares of […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (January 26, 2017) announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 10 March 2017 to stockholders of record […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to host live webcast of its annual meeting of stockholders on 26 January 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) will provide a live webcast of its annual meeting of stockholders beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, 26 January 2017. The meeting will be held at Park Hyatt New York, 153 W. 57th St., New York. The meeting’s webcast […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance announces financial results for the 1Q of fiscal 2017

First quarter highlights GAAP diluted net earnings per share decrease 4.0 percent from the year-ago quarter, to $0.97; Adjusted diluted net earnings per share increase 6.8 percent to $1.10, up 9.7 percent on a constant currency basis GAAP net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance decrease 5.0 percent from the year-ago quarter to $1.1 billion; […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to present at the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jan-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina, and Co-Chief Operating Officer Alex Gourlay, will participate at the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Pessina and Gourlay are scheduled to appear at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time (1:30 p.m. Eastern time) on Wednesday, […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to sell 865 Rite Aid stores to Fred’s, Inc. for $950 million

Deerfield, Ill., and Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today (20 December 2016 ) they have entered into an agreement to sell 865 Rite Aid stores and certain assets related to store operations to Fred’s, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED) for $950 […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to release its 1Q FY 2017 earnings results on Thursday, 5 January 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) will release its fiscal 2017 first quarter earnings results at 7 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, 5 January 2017, followed by a one-hour conference call with Walgreens Boots Alliance management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The conference call will be simulcast […]

American Ireland Fund Corporate Social Responsibility Award presented to Walgreens Boots Alliance

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The American Ireland Fund honored Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) yesterday at its 32nd Annual Chicago Dinner for its commitment to and investment in the entire island of Ireland, both north and south. Walgreens Boots Alliance is only the fifth company with significant operations in the […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and RIte Aid extend merger agreement end date from 27 October 2016 to 27 January 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill. & CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today (20 October 2016) announced that, in accordance with the terms of their merger agreement dated 27 October 2015, they have mutually agreed to extend the end date of their merger […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina on Q4 and FY 2016: We have continued to make good progress

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (20 October 2016) announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 that ended 31 August 2016. Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said, “We have continued to make good progress in putting in place the building blocks […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance declares regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (October 12, 2016) announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 12 December 2016 to stockholders of record […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance updates on its pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (8 September 2016 ) provided the following update on its pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD). Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid remain actively engaged with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its review of the pending acquisition. As […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance to purchase AmerisourceBergen common stock by exercising 2nd tranche of warrants

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (25 August 2016) announced that it had agreed with AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) to amend the second tranche of warrants held by Walgreens Boots Alliance to purchase AmerisourceBergen common stock, so as to permit the immediate exercise of these warrants. The warrants […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Emart Company Ltd to create Boots branded pharmacy-led, health and beauty retail franchise in South Korea

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, today announced that it has signed an agreement to form a franchise partnership with Emart Company Ltd (a member of Shinsegae Group), South Korea’s number one hypermarket retailer. Together, they will create a Boots […]