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Walgreens Boots Alliance



Walgreens Boots Alliance has not looked healthy lately. Its partnerships with scandal-plagued Silicon Valley unicorn Theranos and controversial drug company Valeant have led to countless embarrassing headlines. Its acquisition of smaller rival Rite Aid may force it to sell off more drugstores than it really wants to. All the while, the company is still working to integrate the Alliance Boots acquisition last year and the turnover of most of its c-level executives. Still, Walgreens size gives it enormous clout with drugmakers, and the Boots products have been a big shot in the arm for its beauty business, allowing it to fend off CVS’ big push in that area. And its generic drug distribution contract with AmerisourceBergen has allowed it keep costs in check by streamlining how its gets its supply of drugs.


Stefano Pessina


Food & Drug Stores


Food and Drug Stores

HQ Location

Deerfield, IL



Years on Global 500 List


Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015. Reorganized as a holding company after acquiring the remaining 55% of Alliance Boots (Switzerland), Dec. 31, 2014. Prior year's figures are for Walgreen, now a subsidiary of the company.
Key Financials (last fiscal year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$103,44435.4%
Profits ($M)$4,220118.4%
Assets ($M)$68,782
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$30,861
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues4.1%
Profits as % of Assets6.1%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity13.7%
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News about Walgreens Boots Alliance

CVS Is Testing Out Prime-Like Memberships as Amazon Jumps Into Prescription Drugs

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The partnership will also bring Kroger's private-label brands to Walgreens shelves.

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Walgreens Pays $35 Million Fine to Settle SEC Claims That It Misled Investors

The pharmacy giant failed to disclose the risks involved in its merger with Boots Alliance, the SEC claimed.

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Videos about Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Scrapped its Plan to Buy Rite Aid

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