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  • 09/20/2017 18:22:32

    Walgreens is taking over 1,900 Rite Aids

    Walgreens Boots Alliance agreed to buy about 250 fewer stores from Rite Aid than it had previously planned.        

  • 09/19/2017 13:57:04

    Walgreens is taking over some of your Rite Aid locations

    Walgreens Boots Alliance agreed to buy about 250 fewer stores from Rite Aid than it had previously planned.        

  • 09/19/2017 13:56:09

    Walgreens to revise rite aid deal

    Walgreens Boots Alliance is set to revise its agreement to buy some Rite Aid stores to resolve outstanding antitrust concerns, according to Bloomberg. Roselle Chen reports. Video provided by Reuters        

  • 09/19/2017 09:36:42

    Walgreens gets regulatory nod for slimmed-down Rite Aid deal

    (Reuters) - U.S. antitrust regulators have allowed a slimmed-down deal for drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc to buy about 42 percent of Rite Aid Corp's U.S. stores for $4.38 billion, Walgreens said on Tuesday.

  • 09/19/2017 06:21:47

    Walgreens cleared to purchase 1,900-plus Rite Aid stores and more for $4.4 billion

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said Tuesday that it has gotten regulatory approval to purchase Rite Aid Corp. assets including 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory for $4.375 billion in cash. This deal updates the terms of the June 2017 agreement, which was a $5.175 billion deal for 2,186 stores. Store purchases are expected to start in October and complete in spring 2018, and will focus primarily on the northeast and southern U.S. The three distribution centers, which won't begin their transition for at least a year, are in Dayville, Conn., Philadelphia, and Spartanburg, S.C. Walgreens will assume certain limited-store liabilities in the transaction, the related leases and give Rite Aid the option to become a member of the Walgreens Boots Alliance's group purchasing organization, which Rite Aid can exercise through May 2019. After the stores are acquired, they are expected to be converted to the Walgreens brand. The deal is not expected to impact adjusted earnings per share in the fiscal year ending August 2018. The company expects synergies of more than $300 million, fully realized within four years of the initial closing. Walgreens shares are unchanged in premarket trading and up 2.2% for the past year. Rite Aid shares are up 2.2% in premarket trading, but down 66% for the last year. And the S&P 500 index is up 17.1% for the past 12 months. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/30/2017 14:40:09

    BRIEF-Walgreens Boots Alliance enters into revolving credit agreement​

    * Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc - ‍on August 24 co entered into a revolving credit agreement​

  • 08/03/2017 17:31:02

    Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS turn up the heat on generic drugmaker deals

    (Reuters) - The largest U.S. retail pharmacies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc , are wielding more leverage when buying generic drugs, accelerating a decline in prices likely to affect drug companies for some time, industry experts said on Thursday.

  • 07/25/2017 08:35:55

    Walgreens to bring nearly 500 jobs to Chandler, Arizona as it relocates Tempe support center

    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said Tuesday it is bringing nearly 500 jobs to Chandler, Arizona, as it relocates its Tempe pharmacy operations support center. The company will keep that facility open as a pharmacy mail services support facility to support expected future growth, it said in a statement. The drug store chain said 191 of the new jobs will meet or exceed the Maricopa County 2017 median wage. The company is moving 300 current positions from the Tempe facility to the new center, which will be 60,000 square feet. Jobs include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and call center agents. Walgreens stock was up 0.7% Tuesday, but has fallen 3% in 2017, while the S&P 500 has gained 10%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 06/29/2017 09:28:37

    Walgreens scraps Rite Aid merger, will instead buy half its stores

    (Reuters) - Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc scrapped its deal to buy Rite Aid Corp after failing to win antitrust approval, but said it would instead buy nearly half of the smaller rival's U.S. stores for $5.18 billion.

  • 06/29/2017 09:11:33

    Walgreens Boots Alliance scraps plans to buy Rite Aid

    Walgreens Boots Alliance says it will buy more than 2,000 Rite Aid stores instead.

  • 06/29/2017 05:18:14

    Fred's stock plunges after deal to buy some Rite Aid stores was terminated

    Shares of Fred's Inc. plunged 27% in premarket trade Thursday, after the agreement to buy 865 Rite Aid Corp. was terminated. The agreement was originally announced on Dec. 20, 2016. The termination comes after Rite Aid agreed to sell 2,186 stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. , which also terminates the companies' merger agreement. Fred's said it will receive a $25 million termination fee. "This is a disappointing outcome; however, the termination of the transaction has no impact on the Company's transformation strategy or our ability to execute," said Chief Executive Michael Bloom. The pharmacy and general merchandise chain's stock selloff puts it on track to open at the lowest level seen since Nov. 16, 2016. The stock had tumbled 34% year to date through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 had gained 9.0%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

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