16 December 2014

Walgreens Flu Index for Week of Dec. 5 – Dec. 12, 2014

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 16, 2014 - The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index aims to drive consumer awareness and prevention within communities, while also serving as a valuable resource for health departments, media and others at the local level.
10 December 2014

Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson Announces He Will Retire Following Completion of Merger with Alliance Boots

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 10, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced that Greg Wasson, president and chief executive officer, has informed the company’s board of directors that he will retire shortly after the close of the second step of the Alliance Boots transaction, on which shareholders are scheduled to vote on Dec. 29, 2014. Following the transaction close and Wasson’s retirement, Walgreens Chairman James Skinner will become Walgreens Boots Alliance’s executive chairman, and Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots and a member of the Walgreens board of directors, will serve as its acting CEO, pending a board search for a successor. In addition, William Foote will serve as the lead independent director of the Walgreens Boots Alliance board of directors.
04 December 2014

Walgreens Names Linda Filler President of Retail Products and Chief Merchandising Officer

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 04, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today named Linda Filler as president of retail products and chief merchandising officer, effective Jan. 1.
02 December 2014

Where is Flu Hitting Hardest? Walgreens Launches New Flu Index Ranking Top States and Markets for Flu Activity, Largest Increases Week-over-Week

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 02, 2014 - With flu activity just beginning to rise in many parts of the U.S. in the midst of the busy holiday travel season, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today introduced its new Flu Index – a weekly report providing state- and market-specific information regarding influenza to help identify areas where flu cases may be escalating. The Index ranks markets and states experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country, as well as those showing the largest increases week-over-week.
02 December 2014

New Holiday Report Reveals Surprising Trends in Small Gift Giving

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 02, 2014 - Triple-checking a holiday gift list is the best way to make sure everyone is accounted for, right? Well, according to the “State of Small Gifting Report,” a new holiday survey just released from Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), nearly all service providers (94 percent) – including teachers, daycare staff and nannies, health care providers, home and repair professionals, personal service providers and pet sitters – feel more appreciated when they are remembered during the holidays. During a season when those surveyed agree that “it’s the thought that counts,” many of the people who provide care and services don’t always come to mind; less than half of the people they serve give them a holiday gift.
25 November 2014

Walgreens Files Definitive Proxy Statement/Final Prospectus Related to Special Shareholders Meeting

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 25, 2014 – Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today said that on Nov. 24 it filed and began mailing to its shareholders the definitive proxy statement/final prospectus relating to a special meeting of shareholders, which will take place Dec. 29 in New York City.  This follows the announcement made on Aug. 6 when the company exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots.
 
24 November 2014

Walgreens Earns Top Marks in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

 DEERFIELD, Ill., November 24, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This marks the ninth year Walgreens has earned a perfect score from the CEI index.
07 October 2014

Walgreens Expands Preferred Network Relationships to Nine National Medicare Part D Plan Sponsors

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 07, 2014 - With Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP) set to begin Oct. 15, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced it has more than doubled its preferred network relationships with national Medicare Part D plan sponsors for 2015 and will be a part of preferred networks for nine plan sponsors. The networks are designed to offer greater access to pharmacy services and cost savings opportunities.

02 October 2014

Walgreens Partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs to Expand Veterans Access to Flu and Other Recommended Vaccinations

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 02, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve care coordination and integrate immunization records for more than 8.5 million VA-enrolled patients. Through its 8,200 locations nationwide, Walgreens pharmacists can provide veterans with greater access to flu and other CDC-recommended vaccinations. Walgreens pharmacists also will leverage the eHealth exchange through Walgreens electronic health record (EHR) platform to securely share immunization records with the VA and help ensure complete patient medical records.

23 September 2014

Walgreens Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Release, Conference Call Scheduled for Sept. 30

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 23, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will release its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter earnings results at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Sept. 30, followed by a conference call with Walgreens management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.