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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.OQ)

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Alipay Now Available At Walgreens Stores
Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 

Feb 13 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::ALIPAY, THE WORLD'S LEADING DIGITAL PAYMENT PLATFORM, NOW AVAILABLE AT THOUSANDS OF WALGREENS STORES NATIONWIDE.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - WILL BE LARGEST U.S. DRUGSTORE CHAIN TO DEPLOY ALIPAY.  Full Article

U.S. FDA pursues order barring specific retailers from selling tobacco products
Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 

Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. FDA::PURSUES ORDER BARRING SPECIFIC RETAILERS FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS AS PART OF ITS CONTINUING EFFORTS TO TARGET YOUTH TOBACCO USE.INITIATED ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST SOME RETAIL LOCATIONS OF WALGREEN CO, CIRCLE K STORES FOR SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, TO MINORS.WALGREENS IS CURRENTLY TOP VIOLATOR AMONG PHARMACIES THAT SELL TOBACCO PRODUCTS, TO MINORS.NO-TOBACCO-SALE ORDERS ACTION AGAINST A WALGREENS STORE IN MIAMI, FLORIDA IS THE FIRST AGAINST A WALGREENS STORE.WILL PUT WALGREENS ON NOTICE THAT FDA IS CONSIDERING ADDITIONAL ENFORCEMENT AVENUES TO ADDRESS ITS "RECORD OF VIOLATIVE TOBACCO SALES TO YOUTH".WILL REQUEST MEETING WITH WALGREENS TO DISCUSS WHETHER THERE IS CORPORATE-WIDE ISSUE RELATED TO STORES' NON-COMPLIANCE ON TOBACCO SALES TO YOUTH.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Keeps Regular Quarterly Dividend Unchanged At $0.44/Share
Friday, 25 Jan 2019 

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::KEEPS REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND UNCHANGED AT $0.44PER SHARE.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE DECLARES REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND.  Full Article

Walgreens Expects To Recognize Cost Savings Over Time That Will Be Part Of Transformational Cost Management Program
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp ::WALGREENS - EXPECTS TO RECOGNIZE COST SAVINGS OVER TIME THAT WILL BE PART OF TRANSFORMATIONAL COST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCED IN DEC 2018.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE-ANTICIPATES CERTAIN OF THE ACTIVITIES MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT RESTRUCTURING, OTHER SPECIAL CHARGES AS THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - AT PRESENT, CO NOT ABLE TO MAKE DETERMINATION OF TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT/ RANGE OF AMOUNTS IT MAY INCUR.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance And Microsoft Establish Strategic Partnership To Transform Health Care Delivery
Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019 

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE AND MICROSOFT ESTABLISH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO TRANSFORM HEALTH CARE DELIVERY.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - COS COMMITTED TO MULTIYEAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT TO BUILD HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS, IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES, LOWER COST OF CARE.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - INVESTMENT WILL INCLUDE FUNDING, SUBJECT-MATTER EXPERTS, TECHNOLOGY AND TOOLS.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - COS WILL ALSO EXPLORE POTENTIAL TO ESTABLISH JOINT INNOVATION CENTERS IN KEY MARKETS.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - IN 2019 WBA WILL PILOT UP TO 12 STORE-IN-STORE "DIGITAL HEALTH CORNERS".WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - PLANS TO MIGRATE MAJORITY OF CO'S IT INFRASTRUCTURE ONTO MICROSOFT AZURE.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc - On December 21, 2018, Co Entered Into A Revolving Credit Agreement
Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018 

Dec 26 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - ON DECEMBER 21, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO A REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - CREDIT AGREEMENT INCLUDES A $1 BILLION SENIOR UNSECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Reports Q1 Ad EPS Of $1.46
Thursday, 20 Dec 2018 

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE REPORTS FISCAL 2019 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS.Q1 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.46.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE $1.18.Q1 EARNINGS PER SHARE ESTIMATE $1.43 -- REFINITIV IBES DATA.COMPANY MAINTAINED ITS GUIDANCE OF 7 PERCENT TO 12 PERCENT GROWTH IN FISCAL 2019 ADJUSTED EPS AT CONSTANT CURRENCY RATES.TO LAUNCH TRANSFORMATIONAL COST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.COST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, IS TARGETING ANNUAL COST SAVINGS IN EXCESS OF $1 BILLION BY END OF THIRD YEAR.RETAIL PHARMACY USA HAD Q1 SALES OF $25.7 BILLION, AN INCREASE OF 14.4 PERCENT OVER YEAR-AGO QUARTER.QTRLY SALES INCREASED 9.9 PERCENT TO $33.8 BILLION.RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL HAD Q1 SALES OF $2.9 BILLION, A DECREASE OF 5.9 PERCENT FROM YEAR-AGO QUARTER.ASPECTS OF INITIATIVES WOULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT RESTRUCTURING AND OTHER SPECIAL CHARGES AS THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED.RECOGNIZED CUMULATIVE PRE-TAX CHARGES OF $30 MILLION FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2018.COST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM INCLUDES DIVISIONAL OPTIMIZATION INITIATIVES, GLOBAL SMART SPENDING, GLOBAL SMART ORGANIZATION.COST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM INCLUDES DIGITALIZATION OF ENTERPRISE.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE - PRE-TAX CHARGES OF $30 MILLION PRIMARILY RELATE TO RETAIL BUSINESSES IN CHILE & MEXICO, IN RETAIL PHARMACY INTERNATIONAL DIVISION.DIVISIONAL OPTIMIZATION INCLUDES COST REDUCTION ACTIVITIES IN PHARMACEUTICAL WHOLESALE DIVISION.QTRLY RETAIL PHARMACY USA COMPARABLE PHARMACY SALES INCREASED 2.8 PERCENT.  Full Article

Mercy Investment Services - Urges Walgreens Shareholders To Vote For Proposal Requesting Report On How Board Addressing Opioid-Related Business Risks
Friday, 14 Dec 2018 

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::MERCY INVESTMENT SERVICES - URGES WALGREENS SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE FOR PROPOSAL REQUESTING REPORT ON HOW BOARD ADDRESSING OPIOID-RELATED BUSINESS RISKS.  Full Article

Avon Appoints CFO To Continue Avon's Transformation
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Avon Products Inc ::AVON APPOINTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER TO CONTINUE AVON'S TRANSFORMATION.AVON PRODUCTS INC - GUSTAVO ARNAL HAS BEEN APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, EFFECTIVE DURING SPRING 2019.AVON PRODUCTS INC - JAMIE WILSON HAS CHOSEN TO STEP DOWN FROM HIS FULL TIME EXECUTIVE ROLE.AVON PRODUCTS INC - GUSTAVO ARNAL JOINS FROM WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE.  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance Announces Transfer Of Listing Of Debt Securities To NASDAQ
Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018 

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc ::WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES TRANSFER OF LISTING OF DEBT SECURITIES TO NASDAQ.WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE INC - DEBT SECURITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN TRADING ON NASDAQ BOND EXCHANGE ON DECEMBER 24, 2018.  Full Article

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FDA pulls up Walgreens for violating tobacco sale laws by selling to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it was taking action against certain retailers including Walgreen Boots Alliance for repeatedly flouting tobacco sale rules, including sale of cigars and menthol cigarettes to minors.