Walgreens to close 200 US stores

Walgreens plans to shutter 200 stores in the U.S. as the company pares back its locations in the U.K., the company said Tuesday. Parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance earlier this year announced plans to shutter 200 stores in the U.K. and review its U.S. footprint. The new store closures represent [...]

2019-08-12T15:56:18+00:00August 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Kroger, Walgreens to test Loop reusable packaging

The Kroger Co. plans to pilot a reusable packaging system for leading consumer brands in an exclusive grocery retail partnership with Loop US LLC, a circular online shopping platform developed by waste management firm TerraCycle. Kroger, along with retail pharmacy chain Walgreens, will be the first U.S. retailers to employ [...]

2019-05-23T16:10:59+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Kroger, Walgreens test cameras in aisles

Retailers are testing out smart shelves and coolers with penny-sized cameras that collect information on shoppers and their purchases, according to the Associated Press. The technology is aimed at personalizing the shopping experience, but also raises questions about customer privacy. Kroger has placed cameras in two stores near Cincinnati and [...]

2019-05-01T23:35:28+00:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , |

Walgreens Must Face Lawsuit Over U.S. Generic Drug Pricing

A federal judge on Friday ordered Walgreen Co to face most of a proposed class action lawsuit accusing the drugstore chain of fraudulently overcharging customers for a decade when they bought generic drugs through private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Walgreen was accused of wrongly requiring insured customers to pay more [...]

2018-03-13T16:39:20+00:00March 13th, 2018|Tags: |

Walgreens to shutter 600 stores

Walgreens said Wednesday that it will shutter 600 stores early next year following its $4.4 billion Rite Aid deal. The closures will be mostly Rite Aid stores, but may include some Walgreens locations, per Crain’s Chicago Business. Both brands have several locations in the Sacramento area. The company plans to shut down stores within a [...]

2017-10-27T23:28:52+00:00October 27th, 2017|Tags: |

Walgreens pulls the plug on Rite Aid deal

From the beginning, starting in October 2015 when the merger plan was first announced, Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina has been adamant about making the deal happen, and the companies have been sweetening the pot in recent months to move along the process. Speaking to analysts in January, Pessina said [...]

2017-06-29T16:37:16+00:00June 29th, 2017|Tags: , |