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Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) said group sales increased in its second quarter by 4.6%, 3.5% on a constant exchange basis, to US$32.8 bn.

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We review how the growth in online shopping has led drugstore operators, such as Walgreens, to partner with last milers. These partnerships are enabling retailers to offer same-day delivery services and are providing new opportunities because of the collaborations. New partnership with Instacart Walgreens has teamed up with delivery company Instacart to offer ‘customers nationwide an unmatc...
In its first ever beauty trends report, Boots has set out predictions across skincare, makeup, and haircare for 2021. Focus on ‘ingredient-led skincare’ Boots reported the expert skincare category did extremely well in 2020, with brands, such as CeraVe, seeing sales increase by +321% . Active ingredients, like collagen, which is responsible for repairing skin, saw a ‘staggering’ +1,570% ...
Walgreens is partnering with Synchrony and Mastercard to launch a new credit card that connects with its myWalgreens loyalty programme. Offering ‘differentiated healthcare services and benefits to customers’ Walgreens announced it will launch the co-branded credit cards in H2 2020. The credit cards will be issued by Synchrony Financials, while there will also be a separate prepaid debit car...

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13/04/2021
Farmacias Ahumada, the Walgreens Boots Alliance-owned drugstore operator, is trialling self-service kiosks, under the Ahumada Xpress brand, to help improve access to healthcare.
07/04/2021
The latest UK grocery retail appointments. This edition features Asda, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Waitrose, WBA and Poundland.
23/03/2021
In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. In line with recent developments globally, we re-examine the trends and highlight opportunities for retailers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.

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Strategic outlook for Walgreens Boots Alliance

We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s progress against its four strategic priorities.

UK country presentation

This in-depth guide to the United Kingdom explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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