| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
TheraPearl, a rapidly growing Columbia-based manufacturer of therapeutic hot and cold packs, has been acquired by Performance Health Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based manufacturer and marketer of wellness and rehabilitation products.
Terms of the deal were...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Walgreen Co. on Wednesday took another step on its path from retail pharmacy to health care company with a new pact to provide expanded services to patients in Arizona.
The Deerfield-based pharmacy chain’s pharmacists and nurse practitioners will...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Shares of Walgreen Co. hit a 52-week high in intraday trading Wednesday after the company reported same store sales that beat Wall Street’s expectations for the fourth month in a row.
The Deerfield-based company said sales in stores open at least...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Walgreen Co.’s pharmacy database crashed and remained down for several hours on Friday morning, blocking customers from filling prescriptions.
The Deerfield-based drugstore chain said the systems were restored at all of Walgreen’s 8,200...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:06 PM
With the first day of school just a week away, many of us will be hitting the stores this week to finish up those school supply lists.
Here is a round-up of some of the best deals available this week. (If you come across additional bargains, be sure...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s potential acquisition of coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. could flame-broil the already simmering debate in Washington about new limits on off-shore tax shifting after the companies confirmed a new merged firm...
| 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 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's both endearing and infuriating to watch American corporate executives wring their hands about how the injustices of the U.S. tax code are forcing them — forcing them! — to reincorporate overseas through the procedure known as inversion....
| 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...