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US Walgreens eyes growth through acquisitions

DEAL SEEKER The drugstore chain could choose from US and international options, including the acquisition of a pharmacy benefits manager, a drug distributor or pharmacies that operate within grocery chains, analysts said.

New York

STEFANO Pessina, named permanent chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc on Thursday, wasted no time in signalling that he wants the largest US drugstore chain to grow through acquisitions.

"I believe that the American market will go through a substantial