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.
06 August 2014

Walgreens Board of Directors Exercises Option to Complete Second Step of Strategic Partnership with Alliance Boots and Fully Combine Both Companies, Creating First Global Pharmacy-Led, Health and Wellbeing Enterprise

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DEERFIELD, Ill., August 06, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today said it has exercised its option to complete the second step of its strategic transaction with Alliance Boots GmbH ahead of the original option period, which was between February and August 2015. The transaction, subject to shareholder and various regulatory approvals, would fully combine the two companies to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

18 June 2014

Walgreens Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release, Conference Call Scheduled for June 24

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 18, 2014 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) will release its fiscal 2014 third quarter earnings results at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, June 24, followed by a conference call with Walgreens management beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

17 June 2014

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team with Health Departments and Local AIDS Service Organizations to Offer HIV Testing in Support of National HIV Testing Day

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 17, 2014 - In support of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and Greater Than AIDS, a coalition of about 200 public and private sector partners united in response to the domestic AIDS epidemic, are teaming with health departments and local AIDS service organizations across the country to encourage community members to take advantage of free HIV testing.

05 June 2014

Walgreens and Vitamin Angels Commit to Providing 100 Million Children and Mothers with Life-Changing Vitamins and Minerals

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 05, 2014 - As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) is extending its exclusive1 relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals. Through 2017, Walgreens and its vitamin brand partners will donate 1 percent of retail sales from vitamin purchases of participating brands.