Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world. 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.
The Company, with a presence in more than 25* countries, employs over 370,000* people and is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination in the USA and Europe, and (including equity method investments) is:
- the global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail with over 13,100* stores in 11* countries
- the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution network with over 350* distribution centers delivering to more than 200,000† pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in 19* countries
- the world’s largest purchaser 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:
- an 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 and Botanics
- a 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.
* As at 28 February 2015 including equity method investments
† For 12 months ended 28 February 2015 including equity method investments