Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday's "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" will name the winner of the best new ice cream flavor created for Deerfield-based Walgreens.
Deerfield-based Walgreens' own brand of ice cream, Delish, is getting some major promotion thanks to Donald Trump's popular TV show "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice." Two of the show's contestants, country singer Trace Adkins and magician Penn Jillette, were recently challenged to create a new Delish flavor for the show's finale, reported the Chicago Tribune. Tune in Sunday night to find out which flavor wins—Adkins' "Maple Macadamia Mash-Up" or Jillette's "Vanilla & Chocolate Magic Swirtle." Both flavors are being sold at Walgreens stores across the country. Have you tried either flavor? Which one did you favor?
Friday, April 5, 2013
Through an expansion of its Take Care Clinics, Walgreens now offers treatment and management for chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
Deerfield-based Walgreens has announced that more than 330 of its Take Care Clinics have expand to offer new health care services to assess, treat and manage chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and asthma, according to a company statement. “With this service expansion, Take Care Clinics now provide the most comprehensive service offering within the retail clinic industry, and can play an even more valuable role in helping patients get, stay and live well,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kang, senior vice president of health and wellness services and solutions, Walgreens. Take Care providers can evaluate, recommend and order preventive health services such as screenings or lab tests, based on a patient’s age, gender and …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Walgreens is poised to become the global leader in prescription pharmaceuticals.
Deerfield-based Walgreens and Alliance Boots, a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group, have entered into a 10-year contract with pharmaceutical company AmerisourceBergen that will allow Walgreens to able to buy and sell generic drugs at a lower cost than anyone else, reported Crain's Chicago Business. This relationship will result in greater sales, improved service levels and efficiencies, while reducing costs and increasing patient access to pharmaceuticals, according to a Walgreens press release. "We believe this relationship will creat a wide range of opportunities and innovations in the rapidly changing U.S. and global health care environment that we expect will benefit all of our stakeholders," stated Gregory …
Monday, January 14, 2013
New North Shore representative takes listening tour of nine companies on his first trip back to the 10th District after becoming a member of Congress.
From the time Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) started running for the House of Representatives in May, 2011, he touted his background as a management consultant as a reason he would be an effective member of Congress. In his first extensive interview with Patch a month later, he promised to listen to the needs of companies in the 10th Congressional District and advocate for them in Washington. Earlier: Update: Schneider Think of People’s Struggles on Special Day Less than a week after taking his oath of office Jan. 3, he made good on that promise with a tour of nine companies in the area Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. “I listened to business owners, managers and employees to hear their perspectives,” Schneider said. “They are optimistic…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Toys for Tots is just one of many ways the Deerfield based company gets involved in local communities.
Walgreens corporate citizenship was on display Monday when employees at the company’s Deerfield corporate headquarters helped two United States Marines load a truck full of holiday gifts as part of the Toys for Tots program. The drive took place not only at the corporate headquarters but at Walgreens 8,000 stores throughout the country with the toys staying in the local communities throughout the nation. Earlier: Cancer Survivors Unify With a Purpose The Toy for Tots partnership with the United States Marine Corps and the Ellen DeGeneres show is just one example of Walgreens’ effort to be a giving member of not just the North Suburban community, but all over the United States. “We want to help our local communities,” Director of Cause …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Drug store giant get tax incentives to create jobs in Deerfield; local officials pleased
In the seemingly constant drumbeat of news regarding a lethargic economy, all positive developments are welcome so when it was announced Friday Walgreen’s would be adding a sizable number of jobs near its Deerfield home base, there were smiles all around. Through a deal with the state laden with tax incentives, Walgreen’s will add 500 jobs throughout the drug store giant’s local headquarters and other surrounding communities. These will be corporate jobs promised to focus on Walgreen’s online activities as well as pharmacy, health and wellness services. Earlier: Walgreens To Add 500 Jobs Specifically, the money is being allocated to be used to retrofit office buildings over the company’s 27 building campus to make it easier for employees …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Family business is in its second generation and so are the customers.
Swansons Blossom Shop owners Abe and Helen Schneider expected a nice retirement in 1983 when they sold Swanson the Florist on Western Avenue in Chicago after operating the then 87-year old North Side institution for 25 years. After five years, Abe Schneider, then 68, heard Deerfield’s long time Blossom Shop was for sale. Retirement was over. Earlier: Best Florist Award Goes to Swanson’s “He said ‘don’t worry, it’s a small little shop, no weddings, no nights, no Sundays,’” Helen Schneider said describing how her husband broke the news to her that their retirement was over. What the Schneiders expected to become a pastime turned into anything but as their customers from the city discovered they were back in business. “At least once a week …
Monday, June 11, 2012
With stories as different as the 300 people present, Relay For Life celebrates success fighting the disease.
Cancer survivors, their families, their caretakers and people who want to fight the disease came together at the Deerfield High School track for the annual Deerfield-Highland Park Relay For Life Saturday with a purpose as unified as their stories were diverse. More than 300 people circled the track at some point during the 12-hour event which began Saturday night and ended Sunday morning. Some participants brought tents and sleeping bags to rest as different teammates took their turns walking around the quarter-mile oval. Earlier: Relay For Life Spawns Hope Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal’s speech at opening ceremonies started the Relay and set the tone. “All of us have been touched by this insidious disease in one way or another,” she …
Friday, April 20, 2012
If you have old electronics, you can take them to Walgreens corporate campus.
Residents who have electronics to recycle can take advantage of a joint effort of the Village of Deerfield, Walgreens and the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Walgreens corporate campus, according to a release from the Village. The three entities are making this service available in honor of Earth Day, which is Sunday. Items accepted include all types of computers and computer equipment, hand held games, televisions, small appliances, cameras, radios, speakers, vacuums, hair dryers, sewing machines, microwaves, typewriters, fax machines, scanners, calculators, shredders, telephones and household batteries.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Stations sprout in Deerfield, Highland Park.
Electric cars may be few and far between today, but Deerfield based Walgreens is beginning to pave the way for the day they are more plentiful by installing 800 charging stations throughout the country, according to company spokesperson Robert Elfinger. There is already a station at Walgreen’s corporate headquarters on Wilmot Road in Deerfield as well as at stores in Highland Park and Wheeling. The Wilmot Road facility is for employees only. “We think it’s the right thing to do,” Elfinger said. “Cars need a network of locations. We can offer ours very comfortably.” In Illinois, Walgreens is working with 350 Green, a Los Angeles based company planning to install 280 stations throughout the state primarily at Walgreens but at some other …