Walgreen Co in Retailing

Company Profile

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Jul 2010

The US-centric and world's largest health and beauty specialist retailer is increasingly diversifying its offer with a focus on convenience in order to combat the challenges of retailers from other channels encroaching on its core product offer and the lack of prospects for organic expansion. However, Walgreen still has strong growth opportunities through health-related products and services, notably thanks to favourable demographics and legislative factors.

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Walgreen Co in Retailing

Euromonitor International's report on Walgreen Co delivers a detailed strategic analysis of the company's business, examining its performance in the Non-Store Retailing market and the global economy.

Company and market share data provide a detailed look at the financial position of Walgreen Co, while in-depth qualitative analysis will help you understand the brand strategy and growth prospects of Walgreen Co.

This report examines:
  • Company share by region and sector
  • Brand portfolio
  • New product developments
  • Marketing and distribution strategies

A detailed SWOT analysis of Walgreen Co provides strategic intelligence on:
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Category and country opportunities for growth
  • Challenges and threats from current competition and future prospects
  • Global and regional market positions

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Strategic Evaluation

Key Company Facts
Latest Quarterly Results – Environment Remains Challenging
SWOT – Walgreen Co
Key Strategic Objectives and Challenges

Competitive Positioning

Strong Growth for Walgreen, but Outpaced by CVS Caremark
Competitive Landscape: Walgreen and CVS Caremark Rise

Geographic Opportunities

US Store Network: Presence Across All 50 States
US Sales Growth and Forecasts: Positive Factors Abound
Implications of the Duane Reade Purchase for Walgreen
New Market Entry Opportunities in Canada and Latin America

Channel Opportunities

Parapharmacies /Drugstores Dominate Walgreen’s Sales
Key Parapharmacies/Drugstores Players vs Grocery Retailers
Parapharmacies/Drugstores: Improved Product Assortment
Parapharmacies/Drugstores: Vast Format Update Programme
Non-Store Retailing: Major Future Battleground for Walgreen

Brand, Operations and Private Label Strategy

Walgreens: Focus on Convenience, Adds Duane Reade Stores
Private Label: Diversification with a Focus on Food Ranges
Private Label Hierarchy – Walgreen Co
Generics: New Growth Opportunities for Walgreen
Operations: Plans to Cut Costs; Food Brings New Challenges


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