12 July 2012

Walgreens Announces Rotation of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 12, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) announced today, consistent with its board of directors succession and rotational planning process, the appointment of James A. Skinner, Walgreens board member since 2005 and recently retired McDonalds chief executive officer, as the new non-executive chairman of the board of Walgreens. Skinner will succeed Al McNally, who has served on the Walgreens board since 1999 and as non-executive chairman since 2009. McNally will continue serving on the Walgreens board.  
12 July 2012

GE Fills Walgreens Prescription for Vibrant Lighting and Energy Efficiency

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 12, 2012 — When consumers walk into their neighborhood Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) store, they may notice a difference as they walk down the aisles. Nail polish on cosmetic shelves may appear more vibrant and magazine covers may be easier to read. GE Lighting (NYSE: GE) helped Walgreens recently upgrade its general lighting across 80 percent of its nationwide locations. The change is subtle, but noticeable to customers and to Walgreens energy budget.
09 July 2012

Walgreens Makes Adult Vaccinations More Accessible in Florida as New State Regulations Enable Pharmacy Chain to Expand Vaccine Offering to Its 851 Locations Statewide

DEERFIELD, Ill., July 9, 2012 - With new state regulations allowing pharmacists to administer a broader range of immunizations, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 851 locations across Florida, and is now offering immunizations daily for both shingles and pneumonia.  
21 June 2012

Walgreens to Hold Investor Meeting on Friday, June 22

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 21, 2012 - Walgreen Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today announced it will hold an investor meeting featuring Walgreen and Alliance Boots executives from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 22. The meeting will be simulcast through Walgreens investor relations website at: http://investor.walgreens.com. A replay of the meeting will be archived on the website for 12 months after the event. A podcast also will be available on the investor relations website.
14 June 2012

Walgreens Reaffirms Its Support of the National Guard and Reserve

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 14, 2012 -- Walgreens reaffirmed its support for National Guard and Reserve members and their families today by signing a Statement of Support. Walgreens Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Wilson-Thompson signed the Statement on behalf of Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson and the company's 247,000 employees nationwide.
14 May 2012

Growing Talent, Recognizing Ability: Walgreens Launches National Initiative to Help Create More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 14, 2012 - Building upon its rich history of growing talent and recognizing ability through greater diversity in the workplace, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG)(NASDAQ: WAG) today launched its national Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI). The in-store training program aims to help people with disabilities gain retail and customer service skills, and works closely with community organizations and vocational rehabilitation agencies to train and develop candidates. Another similar initiative at Walgreens distribution centers (DC) resulted in 10 percent of the workforce being made up of people with disabilities at all levels across all 20 DCs. The company hopes to see the same success with REDI.
08 May 2012

Walgreens Offering Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine at its 129 Locations Statewide as Washington State Reaches Epidemic Levels

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 8, 2012 - With epidemic levels of whooping cough reported in the state of Washington and creating the need for more immunizations resources, Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) is offering immunizations that provide protection against the highly-contagious respiratory infection (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-Tdap vaccine) at all of its 129 locations statewide. Immunizations are available everyday with no appointment necessary.
02 May 2012

Walgreens Makes Adult Vaccinations More Accessible as New State Regulations Enable Pharmacy Chain to Expand Vaccine Offering to its 165 Locations Statewide

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 2, 2012 - With new state regulations allowing pharmacists to administer a broad range of immunizations, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) has significantly expanded vaccine availability at all of its 165 locations across Massachusetts, and is now offering immunizations daily for 12 vaccines currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
24 April 2012

Walgreens Launches Industry-First Online “Find Your Pharmacist” Search Tool to Help Customers Tap into Their Community Pharmacists’ Expertise, Specialty and Background

DEERFIELD, Ill., April 24, 2012 - In another industry first for pharmacy customers, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today launched a new online “Find Your Pharmacist” tool that allows customers to select a pharmacist by matching their health care needs with the areas of expertise, specialties, languages and clinical backgrounds of Walgreens pharmacists. As some of the most accessible and trusted health care professionals in thousands of communities nationwide, Walgreens pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide a range of services beyond medication dispensing and counseling. Many of these are highlighted within search feature profiles and include medication adherence, immunizations, diabetes management, children’s health, wellness education, medication side effects, HIV care and more.
20 April 2012

Walgreens Affirms its Commitment to Environmental Sustainability, Innovative Technology and Renewable Energy Initiatives During Earth Week 2012

 DEERFIELD, Ill., April 20, 2012 - Recognizing the important role retailers play in corporate responsibility and as stewards of the environment, Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG) today affirmed its commitment to environmental sustainability, innovative technology and renewable energy initiatives during Earth Week 2012.