Walgreens Boots Alliance on the importance of partnerships

Global expansion has become one of the hottest growth strategies explored by leading retailers, and a key ingredient for gaining access to new customers and untapped markets is forging the right partnerships.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest pharmacy and health retailer across the United States and Europe, employing 425,000 people across 25 countries. While staying true to its roots as a community health care company, Walgreens focuses on developing partnerships to elevate all parts of its business and ultimately serve more customers, better.

At NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show, Walgreens Boots Alliance Co-COO Alex Gourlay discussed the brand’s recent partnerships with Kroger, Birchbox and Verily and how lessons from the Walgreens-Alliance Boots merger inform future strategic partnerships. Watch the video to learn more.

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