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Walgreens index tracks weekly flu activity

Walgreen Co. has introduced its new Flu Index, a weekly report flu activity by state and market area.

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Zell confirms bid for Albertsons spinoffs

Noted private equity investor Sam Zell has confirmed his interest in acquiring stores to be spun off in the Albertsons-Safeway deal.

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Walgreens shareholders to vote on Boots transactio...

Walgreen Co. has scheduled a special meeting of shareholders to vote on the second part of its transaction to acquire the rest of Alliance Boots GmbH.

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Potential buyers for Albertsons divestitures named

At least three potential buyers have emerged for any stores Albertsons may sell after its merger with Safeway, according to published reports.

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Walgreens plans $8 bil. bond sale to fund Boots de...

Moving another step closer to its merger with Alliance Boots GmbH, Walgreen Co. is planning a seven-part offering of $8 billion in bonds.Walgreens said late Thursday that the new holding company formed for the combined e [ ... ]

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Election Report: Pharmacy support holds firm in Co...

Tallying the results of the 2014 midterm elections, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores said its political action committee posted a winning record in its support of pharmacy advocates in Congress.

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Report: Rite Aid primed for growth in fiscal 2016

Rite Aid's 5.5% lift in same-store sales for the four weeks ended Oct. 25 exceeded analyst consensus of 4%, Credit Suisse research analyst Ed Kelly reported in a note Thursday. 

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CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid confirm they are not accept...

It has only been a week since its launch and the list of retailers supporting Apple Pay just got a little shorter as Rite Aid and CVS/pharmacy confirmed reports that they no longer accept Apple Pay.

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