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The Update: Walgreens omnichannel experience

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LUKE KIGEL: We are on a transformation journey, marketing at Walgreens,

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which actually is really section of a corporation transformation in direction of digitization.

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It truly is grounded in the understanding of the changing wants

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and expectations of individuals,

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and really evolving from a pharmacy retailer who has a digital presenting,

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to turning into a legitimate omni-channel encounter system

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which is intended to meet up with the wants of our purchaser, where and when they want it.

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LAWRENCE COLE: In present day episode of The Update, I am going to be conversing with Luke Kigel

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about how Walgreens has remodeled their marketing technique

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to focus on their prospects, rather than specific channels, to grow their business.

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What did your marketing technique seem like at the commencing of 2020,

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and how has the pandemic modified that?

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LUKE: From a messaging standpoint, we were being concentrated on approaches of sharing

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that we’re assembly individuals on their terms.

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Clients are looking for the flexibility to store when and how they want.

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Regardless of whether it be in retail store, no matter whether it be on line,

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all over again that notion of omni-channel, bodily, digital.

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The shopper would not treatment.

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We want to offer you an over-all encounter that is secure, that is hassle-free, and, rather frankly,

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which is what folks have relied on Walgreens for for much more than a hundred several years.

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We also pivoted our broader marketing initiatives in direction of digital

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to finest interact individuals, as folks were being altering to their new regular.

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We are all residing really, really different lives with shelter-in-put,

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so our process was to determine and find the optimum way to basically attain individuals in

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that new regular and provide them relevant encounters.

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LAWRENCE: Meeting consumers’ wants in the instant is essential.

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How are you combining what you know about your prospects

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and their wants with Google’s regional strategies?

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LUKE: We have more than nine,000 suppliers.

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eighty% of the region lives in five miles of a Walgreens.

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We are actually, actually regional to every person.

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And with regional strategies, we’re in a position to fully grasp the want in a instant,

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and really meet up with the shopper in that “I want it ideal now” instant.

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Maybe a person of the most thrilling matters is form of where we’re headed.

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With more than a hundred million Harmony Rewards users,

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our capacity to place those people matters alongside one another and combine them into

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what we’re undertaking in regional strategies is really likely to accelerate our capacity

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and, all over again, make it possible for us to provide an even improved encounter

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and meet up with the wants of our prospects.

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LAWRENCE: And lastly, what does long run digital financial commitment seem like