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Walgreens Boots Alliance launches in China via Tmall

Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken its first tentative step into Mainland China, opening a flagship store online with Alibaba’s Tmall.

Albertsons and Rite Aid cancel planned merger

US retailers Albertsons and Rite Aid have called off their merger plans.

Walgreens sales rise as company drops Rite Aid bid

After a period of soft performance, Walgreens sales rose by 2.1 per cent in the latest quarter.

Walgreens sales decline as Boots performance worsens

There is both good and bad news from the second quarter Walgreens sales data.

Amazon named the world’s most valuable retail brand

The world’s most valuable retail brands are revealed in a study by Brand Finance.

Currency hurt Walgreens Boots Alliance sales

Walgreens Boots Alliance sales have been an early victim of the strengthening dollar.

Silver consumers driving convenience push

Silver consumers are driving smaller neighborhood stores, an increase in local delivery trucks and changing store layouts, a new report finds.

Walgreens US growth stalls

With the inclusion of Boots Alliance’s figures now annualised, total sales at Walgreens US grew at the slowest pace in over a year.

Why the Boots Alliance merger is a success

Why the merged Boots Alliance Walgreens business is on track to long-term success.

Walgreens, Rite-Aid set for massive merger

Walgreens, Rite Aid merger set to create massive 13,000 store US pharmacy network.

Developing digital DNA

Imagine being first to utilise a brand new technology that allows customers to interact with your store directly, order what they need, and have the product home delivered even before they click off. US drug store, Walgreens, achieved that utopian goal… more than a century ago. What was the ‘new’ technology? The telephone. How did Walgreens do it? Pretty simple – when a customer called to refill a prescription, Charles Walgreen Sr. kept them on the line long enough for the deliv…


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