Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The Company’s heritage of trusted healthcare services through community pharmacy care and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 385,000* people. The Company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has more than 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with more than 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products. The Company’s size, scale, and expertise will help us to expand the supply of, and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the U.S. and worldwide.
The Company has:
- unmatched pharmaceutical supply chain and procurement expertise, offering customers innovative solutions and optimal efficiencies
- a portfolio of retail and business brands, including Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and Botanics
- diversified and robust profit pools across the U.S., Europe and key emerging markets
- a unique platform for growth in developed and emerging markets
By leveraging these advantages and opportunities, as well as the full benefit of our best practices and expertise, Walgreens Boots Alliance will be positioned to create substantial incremental efficiency, synergy and growth opportunities.
The creation of Walgreens Boots Alliance provides an opportunity to further accelerate the development of a fully integrated, global platform for the future to provide innovative ways to address health and wellness challenges. Our Company is well positioned to expand customer offerings in existing markets and become the health and wellbeing partner of choice in emerging markets.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is included in Fortune magazine’s 2018 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. This is the 25th consecutive year that Walgreens Boots Alliance or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.
* As of 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
**For 12 months ending 31 August 2017, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
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