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Starbucks exec and Amazon director Rosalind Brewer brings digital prowess to CEO role at Walgreens – MarketWatch

Walgreens stock was up nearly 5% in Wednesday trading after the news of Brewer’s selection for the role.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.
WBA,
+4.05%
will benefit from the digital know-how that the companys newly announced chief executive, Rosalind Brewer, brings to the role, analysts say.Brewer is joining Walgreens from Starbucks Corp.
SBUX,
-6.51%
,
where she was chief operating officer. Previously, she was chief executive of Sams Club, Walmart Inc.s
WMT,
-2.49%
membership-based warehouse retailer. She previously spent more than two decades at Kimberly-Clark Corp.
KMB,
+1.11%
.Brewer is…

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