Walgreens Mobilizes for Oklahoma Tornado Victims
DEERFIELD, Ill., May 22, 2013 – Responding to Monday’s devastating tornado in the Oklahoma City area, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) this week mobilized increased shipments of essential supplies to its area stores, made an initial donation of three semi-trailers of food, water and first aid supplies to the Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross and offered customers an opportunity to make donations at its Oklahoma drugstores.
National Business Group on Health Honors Walgreens with Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, today honored Walgreens for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging their workers and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles. Walgreens was among 65 U.S. employers that received the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. Walgreens received a gold award for its “You and Walgreens.” This marks the first year Walgreens has received the award.
Walgreens and Alliance Boots Receive Regulatory Clearance to Make Equity Investment in AmerisourceBergen
DEERFIELD, Ill., May 17, 2013 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), the largest retail drugstore chain in the United States, and Alliance Boots GmbH, a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, today announced that they have received the required regulatory clearances for their equity investment in AmerisourceBergen Corporation, one of North America’s largest pharmaceutical services companies.
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Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP
The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP provides free health screenings and services. The program features customized traveling education and health-screening vehicles that will visit thousands of communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Watch the video.
A Warehouse of Wonders
Thanks to special hiring efforts made at Walgreens distribution center in Anderson, S.C., about 40 percent of the employees hired there have either a physical or cognitive disability. A similar effort to hire people with disabilities was made at the Walgreens distribution center in Windsor, Conn., which opened in 2008. Watch the video of employee stories from Anderson.
Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” Bus Provides Mobile Tasting Tour
Walgreens is embarking on a mobile tasting tour providing samples of its innovative fresh food and refreshments to select cities across the nation. The Walgreens “Up Market: Fresh” experience is brought to consumers via a custom-made, 40-foot bus. The “Up Market: Fresh” bus serves fresh-made juices, smoothies, frozen yogurts and coffees. Watch the video.
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