Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG) ranks 89th on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Additionally, Walgreens was the highest-ranked company in the retail – general merchandising category.
Last year Walgreens was ranked 204th overall.
“This is great recognition for the work Walgreens has done to be at the forefront on innovative pharmacy, health and wellness solutions for communities across America,” said Tim Theriault, Walgreens chief information, innovation & improvement officer. “As healthcare and technology continue to evolve and influence consumer behavior, Walgreens will innovate and offer solutions to help people get, stay and live well.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.About Walgreens As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens ( www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,123 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.