Ref NoWBA
TitleWalgreen Boots Alliance Archive
DescriptionThis collection comprises the records of Walgreens Boots Alliance and its worldwide subsidiaries. The catalogue is in the process of being updated and additional entries for this collection are anticipated.
LevelCollection
Administrative HistoryThe company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots on 31st December 2014, bringing together two leading companies to form the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. The company was formed under the chairmanship of Jim Skinner and with Stefano Pessina as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman. The company was structured into 3 divisions, Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The company also created a number of global cross divisional functions including Global Brands and a Global Pharmacy Market Access group. It was listed on the US NASDAQ stock exchange and incorporated in Delaware. In June 2016 Alex Gourlay and Ornella Barra became Co-Chief Operating Officers.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA 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 400,000 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 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 portfolio of retail and business brands includes 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.
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