Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.
Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. This transaction brought together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted healthcare services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Together with its equity method investments, Walgreens Boots Alliance has a presence in more than 25* countries and employs more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 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, and address the rising cost of, prescription drugs in the USA and worldwide.
The Company has:
- unmatched 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, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory
- diversified and robust profit pools across the USA, 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 ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune magazine’s 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. This is the 24th
consecutive year that Walgreens Boots Alliance or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., have been named to the list.
* As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
**For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.
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