Walgreens shares surge as CEO Roz Brewer outlines plans to make health care its growth engine

Walgreens shares surge as CEO Roz Brewer outlines plans to make health care its growth engine

- Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Roz Brewer said the drugstore chain's new health-care division will drive growth. - The company plans to open hundreds of doctor offices, offer in-store consultations with nurses and pharmacists and put a healthy spin on its front-of-store merchandise. - It acquired stakes in several health-care companies, including primary care company VillageMD. - Walgreens expects to get a boost from administering Covid-19 booster shots and its beauty brands, which sold by other retailers, including Walmart. Walgreens Boots Alliance's new CEO Roz Brewer said Thursday that the drugstore chain will sharpen its focus on health care and turn it into the company's "new growth engine." At a virtual investor day, she said the company's nearly 9,000 stores across the U.S. will become places where customers can go …
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