Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) today announced an enhanced Daily Living business organization with the promotion and leadership expansion of key marketing and merchandising executives to further accelerate the company’s strategic growth drivers and advance its vision to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond.
The promotions and other changes in Walgreens Daily Living organization, which are effective Oct. 1, accompany the announcement today by Walgreens and Alliance Boots GmbH that Alex Gourlay, Chief Executive of Alliance Boots Health and Beauty Division, has been named Walgreens Executive Vice President, President of Customer Experience and Daily Living. Reporting to Walgreens President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Wasson, Gourlay will lead the enhanced Walgreens Daily Living organization overseeing U.S. merchandising, marketing, customer insights, customer experience and daily living products and promotions.
“With our enhanced Daily Living and Merchandising organization, combined with Alex Gourlay’s experience and expertise in global health and beauty, we are further expanding and complementing Walgreens already strong leadership team including Mark Wagner, President of Operations and Community Management; Kermit Crawford, President of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness; Graham Atkinson, our Chief Marketing Officer and the creator of our 79-million member Balance® Rewards loyalty program; and Sona Chawla, President of E-Commerce and our omni-channel strategy,” said Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson. “By combining the best marketing and merchandising practices of Walgreens and Alliance Boots, we are accelerating our ‘Well Experience’ strategy to step out of the traditional drugstore format and create a truly differentiated experience for customers and patients.”
Today’s announcement includes a number of promotions and expansion of leadership roles of Walgreens Daily Living and Merchandising executives:
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,105 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.
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