Walgreens Boots Alliance news

19 October 2020
Walgreens has announced it is ending its Balance Rewards program and launching a new loyalty program, myWalgreens. ‘Save money, stay healthy and save time’ The partnerships with Adobe and Microsoft has led to more personalised shopping experience and as part of the next phase of driving a more customer-centric approach, Walgreens has announced the launch of its new loyalty program, myWalg...
19 October 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance FY20 results highlighted resilient performance from its USA pharmacy and retail division while its International division’s performance impacted by weak store sales at Boots UK.   Performance on the divisions Walgreens Boots Alliance reported revenue growth of 2% to US$139.5bn (2019: US$136.87bn) and a decrease in operating profit by 73.7% to US$1.3bn (2019: US$5bn)...
01 October 2020
Boots is introducing its ‘much anticipated’ Mothercare range in stores and launches its new recycling scheme, which allows shoppers to receive rewards for recycling products.  Expanding its baby and toddler offerings Boots has launched a virtual tour of its baby and toddler offerings in-store that showcases the new Mothercare range. The range launched online on September 25 th and will be ...
10 September 2020
L’Oréal has announced it is introducing make-up recycling bins in Tesco, Boots, Sainsbury’s, and Superdrug. It has also launched 100% recycled and recyclable bottle packaging.  ‘Make-up, not Make Waste’ campaign L’Oréal has teamed up with TerraCycle to launch its make-up recycle bins across 1,000 UK stores to help customers dispose of old makeup packaging in an eco-friendly way. These bins ...
27 August 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance announces new vice president of global insight and Boots UK names new chief information officer.   WBA’s new VP of global insight drives digital transformation The drugstore chain announced Cecilia Wu as its new vice president of global insights. Previously, Wu worked for Walmart as vice president of customer science where she focused on data-driven capabilities for...
03 August 2020
The drugstore announced it is adding MAC cosmetics to its premium beauty line to be sold in-stores and online. Expanding its premium brand offerings Boots launched MAC cosmetics on its online platform and in 100 Boots stores in the UK and Ireland. The drugstore seeks to expand its offerings in premium beauty as it previously secured partnerships with other premium brands such as Rihanna’s F...
28 July 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced changes to its team and is expanding its delivery service. Stefano Pessina steps down as CEO   Stefano Pessina has announced he is stepping down from his role as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, six years after leading the merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in 2015. He continues to remain the largest stakeholder in the company with a 17% stake. ...
14 July 2020
Walgreens Boots Alliance reported sales increase by 0.1% to US$34.6 billion for the third quarter ending 31 st May 2020 (1.2% on a constant currency basis). Adjusted operating income declined by -46.5% to US$919 million on a reported basis and down -46.4% on a constant currency basis.  Boots UK affected the most by COVID-19 WBA reported approximately US$700 million to US$750 million cost t...
09 July 2020
We explore five ways drugstores seek to support physical and mental wellbeing through facilitating new healthcare services and developing new campaigns to focus on mental health. New healthcare services Walgreens launch new full-service doctor offices Walgreens has partnered with VillageMD to offer full-service doctor offices co-located at Walgreens stores. The drugstore chain announce...
09 July 2020
The drugstore retailer announced plans to make more than 4000 job redundancies as part of its action to mitigate the ‘significant impact’ caused by COVID-19. Retail sales plunge by 48% The job cuts will affect around 7% of the drugstore’s total UK workforce and will particularly impact the staff in its Nottingham support office along with some deputy and assistant manager, beauty adviser an...