Aaron Kirchfeld

Business

Walgreens Said to Explore Sale of U.K. Unit

A pedestrian wearing a protective facemask passes a Boots pharmacy in London A pedestrian wearing a protective facemask passes a Boots pharmacy, operated by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., in London. (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is exploring a sale of U.K. drugstore chain Boots so it can focus on its North American business, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially undoing billionaire Stefano Pessina’s 2014 blockbuster transatlantic merger.

Aaron Kirchfeld | Bloomberg News
December 3, 2021