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Profile: Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O)

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., incorporated on September 2, 2014, is a holding company. The Company is a pharmacy-led health and wellbeing company. The Company along with equity method investments, has approximately 18,500 stores in 11 countries also has 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. The Company operates through three segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment consists of the Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) business, which includes the operation of retail drugstores, care clinics and providing specialty pharmacy services. The Retail Pharmacy International segment consists primarily of the Alliance Boots pharmacy-led health and beauty stores, optical practices and related contract manufacturing operations. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment consists of the Alliance Boots pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution businesses. The Company's portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as global health and beauty product brands, including No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.

Retail Pharmacy USA

As of August 31, 2018, the Company's Retail Pharmacy USA division had pharmacy-led health and beauty retail offerings in 50 states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. As of August 31, 2018, the Company operated 9,560 retail stores in its Retail Pharmacy USA division. Its retail pharmacy brands in the division are Walgreens and Duane Reade. The Company provides customers with omni-channel access to consumer goods and services, including own branded general merchandise, such as NICE!, DeLish, Soap & Glory, No7 and Well at Walgreens, as well as pharmacy, and health and wellness services in communities across America. Integrated with its e-commerce platform, the Walgreens mobile application allows customers to refill prescriptions through scan technology, receive text messages alerting when a refill is due and other retail functionality, such as photo prints, shopping for products and clipping coupons. The Company utilizes its retail network as a channel to provide health and wellness services to its customers and patients.

As of August 31, 2018, the Company also provided specialty pharmacy services and manages in-store clinics branded as Healthcare Clinic, with 400 locations throughout the United States. The Company's United States loyalty program, Balance Rewards, is designed to reward its valuable customers and encourage shopping in stores and online. Balance Rewards members receive special pricing on select products and earn everyday rewards points for purchasing merchandise that can be redeemed at its stores or through the Company's Website, www.walgreens.com. The components of the division's sales are Pharmacy (the sale of prescription drugs and provision of pharmacy-related services) and Retail (the sale of healthcare and retail products, including non-prescription drugs, beauty, toiletries and general merchandise).

Retail Pharmacy International

The Company's Retail Pharmacy International division has pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in approximately eight countries. As of August 31, 2018, the Company operated 4,767 retail stores in its Retail Pharmacy International division. The Company's retail pharmacy brands are Boots in the United Kingdom, Thailand, Norway, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, and Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile. The Boots omni-channel's product brands are No7, Boots Pharmaceuticals, Botanics, Sleek MakeUP, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, and only at Boots products. The Company's retail store networks are supported by online platforms. The Company's Retail Pharmacy International division offers Boots Advantage Card loyalty program, where customers earn points on purchases for redemption at a later date. The components of the division's sales are Pharmacy (the sale of prescription drugs and provision of pharmacy-related services, subject to variation in particular jurisdictions depending upon regulatory and other factors) and Retail (the sale of health and beauty products, including beauty, toiletries and lifestyle merchandising, non-prescription drugs and, in the United Kingdom, the provision of optical services).

Pharmaceutical Wholesale

As of August 31, 2018, the Company's Pharmaceutical Wholesale division, which operates under the Alliance Healthcare brand, supplied medicines, other healthcare products and related services to 110,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year from 291 distribution centers in 11 countries, primarily in Europe. The Company offers customers added-value services to help pharmacists develop their own businesses, which includes membership of Alphega Pharmacy, its pan-European network for independent pharmacies. In addition to the wholesale of medicines and other healthcare products, its businesses provide services to pharmaceutical manufacturers who are seeking to gain control over their product distribution, while at the same time outsourcing non-core activities. These services include pre-wholesale and contract logistics (under the Alloga brand), direct deliveries to pharmacies, and specialized healthcare services, covering clinical homecare, medicine support, dispensing services, medicine preparation and clinical trial support (under the Alcura brand).

Company Address

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc

108 Wilmot Rd
DEERFIELD   IL   60015-5145
P: +1847.3152500
F: +1302.6365454

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