8-14-13 8:35 AM EDT | Email Article

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:

  • Bryan Pugh becomes Corporate Vice President, U.S. Merchandising Program Development & Execution. As Walgreens continues to hone and expand transformational merchandise programs and prepares for further joint merchandise initiatives with Alliance Boots across beauty, personal care, health and wellness, Pugh’s newly created role will bridge operations and merchandising functions and oversee rollout of new merchandising initiatives to the field, including operating standards, cross-functional deployment and flagship rollout.
  • Moe Alkemade becomes Group Vice President, Global Sourcing. With his deep experience in developing and marketing consumer-packaged goods programs, Moe successfully led the restructuring and strong growth trajectory of Walgreens private brand portfolio, and established the foundation for Walgreens global sourcing capabilities. In his newly created role, Alkemade will focus on optimizing global sourcing and Daily Living buying synergies with Alliance Boots and AmerisourceBergen.
  • Shannon Curtin is promoted to Group Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Beauty. Curtin will accelerate development and growth of Walgreens beauty proposition and customer experience across the United States, particularly underserved U.S. markets, and collaborate with the Alliance Boots and global partnership teams in maximizing U.S. opportunities for the Boots beauty proposition.
  • Robert Tompkins is promoted to Group Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Health and Wellness. Tompkins will accelerate development of innovative health and wellness products and programs for the U.S., collaborating with Alliance Boots and global partnership teams on joint program development.
  • Jim Jensen becomes Divisional Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Seasonal and General Merchandise, providing high-level, single-accountability focus on seasonal daily living products and promotions that are a key driver in Walgreens monthly daily living sales.
  • Beth Stiller is promoted to Group Vice President, Category Planning, Formats & Innovation, and takes on an expanded role in merchandising with responsibility for category development, space planning, merchandise formats and program innovation, and private brands.
  • Linda Severin, formerly of Kroger, where she led the redevelopment of its private brand portfolio, joins Walgreens as Divisional Vice President, Private Brands, responsible for product development, brand management and program execution of Walgreens private brands.

About Walgreens

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.

Walgreens
Michael Polzin, 847-315-2920
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Copyright Business Wire 2013
Add a Comment

News   More...

Securities related to this article
Walgreen Company View wag Stock Quote
Walgreen Company View wag Stock Quote
Walgreen Company View wag Stock Quote
 
Start Premium Trial Register For Free

P F Fund Financial Data (13,000+ funds)
P F Stock Financial Data (7,000+ stocks)
P F Stock and Fund Screeners (basic)
P F Investing Articles and Market Commentary
P F Articles Archive (>30 days)
P F Discuss (dozens of stock, fund, bond, and general bulletin boards)
P F Portfolio Manager (basic)
P F Morningstar Investment Classroom
P F Access Your Portfolio Anytime, Anywhere via Your Mobile Device
P   Morningstar Fund Analyst Reports (full research on 1,700 funds, ETFs, and CEFs)
P   Morningstar Stock Analyst Reports (full research on more than 1,100 stocks)
P   Portfolio Manager (advanced with 10 X-Ray analyses, including recommendations)
P   Portfolio Monitor (monthly and on-demand personalized portfolio statements)
P   Morningstar Proprietary Stock Information (stock star ratings, buy/sell prices, economic moat ratings, and more)
P   Morningstar 5-Star Stock and Fund Favorites & Red Flags eNewsletters
P   Premium Stock and Fund Screeners (advanced with nearly infinite ways to find the best securities for you)
P   Discounts on Morningstar newsletters, books, seminars, and more

Sign-up to Morningstar


Basic Access

Articles and Videos
Morningstar video reports, articles, data, and tools. Dig into our lineup of e-newsletters and investing classroom courses outlining sensible strategies for maximizing your investments.
Morningstar Discuss
Follow the buzz on individual stocks or fund families. Plus, read the latest posts from Morningstar members and analysts.
Portfolio Manager
Track your investments and watch lists with our Portfolio Manager. Customize your view with our comprehensive stock, fund, and ETF data.

Access these features and more when you sign up for Free Membership.
Join Morningstar today. It's Free.

Unlimited Access

Analyst Research
Gather in-depth, actionable insight on over 3,700 stock and mutual funds covered by Morningstar analysts. View our mutual fund Analyst Reports favored by professionals, savvy experienced investors, and new investors researching options for retirement savings, college plans, or other investment needs.
Portfolio X-Ray®
Ensure your portfolio is positioned exactly how you want with Morningstar's X-Ray Interpreter and Stock Intersection tools. A Barron's "Best of the Web" award winner for five years running, X-Ray Interpreter goes under the hood of your portfolio to provide a useful allocation, sector, and geographic analysis. And you can discover how much of a stock you really own, individually and through mutual funds, with Stock Intersection.
Investment Picks
Find new 5-star stocks (greatly undervalued companies) to consider daily. Our 5-star stock rating is a proven winner, consistently beating benchmarks like the S&P 500. Plus, browse our Fund Analyst Picks and Stewardship Grades to find shareholder-friendly mutual funds that are poised for outperformance.
Portfolio Monitor
Get a clear view of your investments with personalized reports about your portfolio. Receive monthly statements and generate reports on-demand to help you stay on track to meet your investment goals.

Access these features and more when you sign up for Premium Membership.
Start your free 14-day trial today online
Your subscription may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor.

Content Partners
Morningstar - - Walgreens Announces Enhanced Daily Living Team As Company Moves Forward with Alliance Boots Partnership, Strategic Growth Priorities
Name |  Ticker |  Star Rating |  Market Cap |  Stock Type |  Sector |  Industry Star Rating |  Investment Style |  Total Assets |  Category |  Top Holdings |  Top Sectors |  Symbol |  Title Star Rating |  Category |  Total Assets |  Top Holdings |  Top Sectors |  Symbol |  Name Topic |  Sector |  Key Indicators |  User Interest |  Market Cap |  Industry Name |  Ticker |  Star Rating |  Market Cap |  Stock Type |  Sector |  Industry Star Rating |  Investment Style |  Total Assets |  Category |  Top Holdings |  Top Sectors |  Symbol / Ticker |  Title Star Rating |  Category |  Total Assets |  Symbol / Ticker |  Name Title |  Date |  Author |  Collection |  Popularity |  Interest Title |  Date |  Company |  Symbol |  Interest |  Popularity Title |  Date |  Company |  Symbol |  Interest |  Popularity Title |  Date |  Author |  Collection |  Interest |  Popularity

Previous: Walgreens Announces Collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Improve HIV Prevention and Outcomes  |  Next: Walgreens Appoints Sona Chawla to Newly Created Role As President of Digital and Chief Marketing Officer