08 November 2012

Walgreens CFO to Present at Credit Suisse 2012 Health Care Conference Nov. 15

Wade Miquelon, chief financial officer and president, international, Walgreen Co., will present during the Credit Suisse 2012 Health Care Conference at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, at approximately 11:30 a.m. Mountain time, Thursday, Nov. 15. Miquelon will discuss Walgreens strategies for becoming America’s first choice for health and daily living.
07 November 2012

Veterans and Active Duty Military to Receive Veterans Day Discount at Walgreens on Sunday, Nov. 11

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 7, 2012 - To honor and celebrate the service and commitment of the nation’s military heroes, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) is offering a discount to all veterans and active duty military in support of Veterans Day. On Sunday, Nov. 11, they will receive 15 percent off eligible store items and 20 percent off Walgreens and W Brand products with a valid military ID or proof of service at any Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstore nationwide. 
05 November 2012

Walgreens Collecting Red Cross Donations at Stores Across All 50 States

To help victims of Hurricane Sandy, customers shopping this week at any Walgreens or Duane Reade store in the United States will have the opportunity to make donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in increments of $1, $2, $5 or $10.
31 October 2012

Walgreens Donates $250,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

 Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it will donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, supporting East Coast communities recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
24 October 2012

Walgreens Helps Create More Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Connecticut

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 24, 2012 - Nearly one year after launching an initiative to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Connecticut, 62 participants have completed training under the Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI) program. The program’s goal is to prepare qualified candidates for employment at Walgreens retail locations, as well as employment with other retailers that require similar skills. Of those who completed training, 17 have already obtained jobs at Walgreens locations throughout Connecticut as the company grows talent and recognizes ability through greater diversity in the workplace. 
22 October 2012

Recent Study Shows that Multivitamins May Lower Cancer Risk Among Men

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 22, 2012 - The Journal of the American Medical Association Wednesday released a study showing that long-term multivitamin use may lower cancer risk among men. Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) pharmacists are among the most accessible health care providers available to counsel individuals about their vitamin options.1
09 October 2012

Walgreens Named Top Performer, Leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency and Environmental Performance

DEERFIELD, Ill., October 9, 2012 - Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2012 SmartWay Excellence Award, the organization’s highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in supply chain goods movement. The award – recognizing Walgreens as an industry leader in freight supply chain efficiency, performance and environmental sustainability – was announced at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. 
17 September 2012

Walgreens Completes Acquisition of USA Drug Pharmacy Chain

 DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 17, 2012 – Walgreen Co. (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) announced today that it has completed its purchase of a regional drugstore chain in the mid-South region of the United States from Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings, Inc. and members of the LaFrance family.
05 September 2012

Walgreens Donations after Hurricane Isaac Reach more than $100,000 in First Week after Storm

DEERFIELD, Ill., September 5, 2012 - In the week after Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the Gulf Coast, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) responded with donations of more than $100,000 worth of products to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in the hardest-hit states. The company delivered three truckloads of food items to Red Cross facilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for distribution to first responders and those in need.  
15 August 2012

Diabetes Initiative Taps Power of Rx Pad to Drive Healthy Food Choices

CHICAGO, August 15, 2012 - The University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens are teaming up to launch a “Food Rx” initiative that will help people with diabetes improve their eating habits by overcoming two major hurdles when shopping for food: access and affordability.