Walgreens exclusive agreement with Vitamin Angels includes donation
of 1 percent of retail sales from vitamin purchases of participating
DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens
(NYSE:WAG) (NASDAQ:WAG) is extending its exclusive1
relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children
and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals.
Through 2017, Walgreens and its vitamin brand partners will donate 1
percent of retail sales from vitamin purchases of participating brands.
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Based on the success of Walgreens last campaign to support Vitamin
Angels, which to date has raised $5.5 million and reached more than 21
million children, the non-profit organization plans to use the
forthcoming funds to work with partners in 46 countries, including the
U.S. and Canada, to help prevent nutrient deficiency by providing
"We are proud to support Vitamin Angels in its journey to provide
life-changing vitamins and minerals," said Robert Tompkins, group vice
president, health and wellness, at Walgreens. "The impact that Walgreens
and its customers can make to help minimize ailments related to the lack
of essential nutrients, will improve millions of peoples' lives."
"At Vitamin Angels, we believe that reaching children and other at risk
populations with essential vitamins and minerals is critical to giving
them the opportunity to survive, thrive and reach their full potential,"
said Howard Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels. "We are
thankful for the support from Walgreens, its vendor participants, and
most of all, its customers for their commitment and contributions to our
To learn more about the program or see a list of products and
participating vendors, visit www.walgreens.com/vitaminangels.
1 Exclusive among food, drugstore and mass merchandise
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 8,216 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.
About Vitamin Angels
Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant
women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving
and life changing micronutrients. In 2013, Vitamin Angels is working to
reach 30 million children in nearly 50 countries, including the US, with
the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. Vitamin
Angels has received six consecutive four-star ratings from Charity
Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency. To
learn more, visit www.vitaminangels.org.
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