| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Smoke out at CVS
This week, all CVS pharmacies stopped selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. It was a brave, moral decision that may cost the company financially — but may gain it a lot of customer trust. Other drugstore chains ought to...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
If you have the Walgreen app, you can fill prescriptions or print photos with a tap on your smartphone.
Tim McCauley, senior director of mobile commerce for the Deerfield-based company, says that's good — but it isn't enough. He'd like to find...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely.
Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH.
The drugstore operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquistion of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH.
The drug store operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Taking more steps or running that extra mile could also cut your costs at Walgreens.
Deerfield-based Walgreen Co. said Thursday that it is partnering with health information website WebMD to encourage customers to make healthier choices. Starting early...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Walgreen Co. reported a September sales increase of 9.4 percent to $6.48 billion compared with the same month last year, boosted largely by an increase in its pharmacy sales and prescriptions filled.
Shares of Walgreen, the largest U.S. drugstore...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:45 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: The departure of Walgreen Co. CFO Wade Miquelon and the announced retirement of pharmacy chief Kermit Crawford followed a $1.1 billion forecasting error in Medicare-related pharmacy sales.
Get the full story at wsj....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called "inversion," more about which anon. So, consider his credentials as an...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Walgreens said Tuesday that sales at stores open at least a year rose 5.2 percent in July, as strong pharmacy sales more than made up for a drop in customer traffic.
The figure was just slightly under what analysts were expecting, according to...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Walgreen has exercised its option to buy the remaining 55 percent of European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler Alliance Boots in a $15.26 billion deal that will keep its corporate tax headquarters in the United States.
The company that will emerge...