Is the Walgreens Rite Aid Merger Working?

It looks as if there was little or no real planning to the Walgreen takeover of Rite Aid location. From my advantage it appeared that somebody at WBA headquarters forgot to tell the IT team.

Still it appears that Walgreen’s very professional staff is on top of the issues and more than capable of fixing them. Any problems that result will be temporary and get fixed, putting Walgreens in a much better position.

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Is Walgreens Feeling the Amazon Effect?

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) appears to be the latest retailer to experience the “Amazon Effect.” The drugstore giant just reported its second straight quarter of declining revenues.

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What is going on at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Fred’s?

All this indicates that the FTC has a very good point about Fred’s; it does not have the resources to operate all those Rite Aid locations. Fred’s reported revenues of $2.15 billion, a free cash flow of $28.25 million, assets of $740.88 million and cash and short-term investments of $5.692 million on October 31, 2016.

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