It is not Amazon that CVS Health is Afraid of

The real reason why CVS Health wants Aetna is to expand its vertically-integrated business model. Vertical integration means that one company controls as much of the production, financing, marketing, and distribution of a product or service as possible.

CVS Health is already partially vertically-integrated because it operates both drugstores and prescription-management plans. CVS operates clinics in some of its stores for the exact same reason. Buying a health insurance company would give CVS, even more, control over the process.

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Walgreen Boots Alliance Struggles to Survive

Medicare for All would be a boon for Walgreens by financing millions of new pharmacy customers and creating hundreds of thousands of new customers for its in-store clinics. That alone makes WBA a really good value investment to add to portfolios for the future but is it a value investment for the present.

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Will Rite Aid Survive without Walgreens?

Between February 2016 and February 2017, Rite Aid’s revenues increased by $2.11 billion. The revenues rose from $30.74 billion in 2016 to $32.85 billion in 2017. There’s a lot of cash flowing through Rite Aid that might make somebody a lot of money if he can figure out how to capture it.

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Retail Apocalypse Scorecard: How Many Stores are Really Closing?

The most disturbing aspect of the retail apocalypse afflicting America is that nobody knows how many stores are really closing.

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Whole Foods, Walgreens subsidiary biggest beneficiaries from Apple Pay

The numbers show us that Apple Pay is far from the mainstream. Unless some sort of radical paradigm shift occurs; it will be well over a decade before average Americans even consider this solution.

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Is Right Aid Really a good Investment for Walgreen?

Rite Aid’s appeal to Walgreen Boots Alliance can be summed up in just word: revenue. Walgreen gets an extra $32.64 billion in potential revenue; for an investment of just $9.14 billion, which sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

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Walgreen: Is There Value in Drugstores?

Even if Walgreen is forced to sell or close up to 1,000 Rite Aid locations to comply with U.S. antitrust laws, it would still operate around 16,355 stores worldwide and 11,773 locations in the USA. Note that some analysts think that Walgreen might end up closing as many as 3,000 stores, according to Fortune.

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Walgreen: a Revenue and Retail Giant

Walgreen Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) has made a very brilliant move that could make it the third-largest retailer in terms of revenue. That move is the acquisition of Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) for $17.2 billion.

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Did a Major U.S. Retailer Just Collapse and Nobody Noticed It?

Rite Aid, which operates around 4,600 drugstores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, is about to be taken over by Walgreen Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA). The press is treating the deal as just another corporate buyout, but to me, it sounds as if a very desperate Rite Aid effectively sold itself to Walgreens to avoid the humiliation of bankruptcy or the death spiral

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