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  • Walgreen, WebMD partnership awards discounts for exercise

    Walgreen, WebMD partnership awards discounts for exercise
    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...
  • Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge

    Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge
    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...
  • Walgreen merger yields net loss for 4Q

    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...
  • Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers

    Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers
    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...
  • App integration seen as key to online business strategy

    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...
  • Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for possible tax-driven overseas move

    Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for possible tax-driven overseas move
    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill. In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash...
  • Harris: Crown family sides with activist hedge fund on PetSmart

     Harris: Crown family sides with activist hedge fund on PetSmart
    The investment arm of Chicago's billionaire Crown family has thrown its weight behind a New York-based activist hedge fund in its calls for retailer PetSmart to sell itself, a rare public rebuke of a company the family invests in. In a Monday letter...
  • Hooray For Tobacco-Free CVS

    Hooray For Tobacco-Free 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 follow suit and make...
  • Walgreens sales rise 6.2% in fourth quarter

    Walgreens sales rise 6.2% in fourth quarter
    Walgreens said Thursday that its sales rose 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter,ádriven largely by pharmacy sales. Sales reached $19.06 billion, in line with Wall Street’s estimates. Sales in stores open at least a year -- a key gauge of retailer...
  • CVS pulls last of tobacco items a month early, plans name change

    CVS pulls last of tobacco items a month early, plans name change
    The nation's No. 2 drugstore operator has finally kicked the habit. CVS plans to announce Wednesday that it has pulled all remaining cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products from each of its 7,700 pharmacies nationwide. In...
  • CVS kicks the tobacco habit

    CVS kicks the tobacco habit
    The nation's No. 2 drugstore operator finally kicked the habit. CVS plans to announce Wednesday that it has pulled all remaining cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products from each of its 7,700 pharmacies nationwide. The...