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Report: Walgreens Boots CEO sees potential for more U.S. drugstore acquisitions


New York -- Walgreens Boots Alliance may soon be on the hunt for its next acquisition target in the United States, Stefano Pessina, executive vice chairman and acting CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance, told attendees of the Retail Week Live conference here on Thursday, according to a Reuters report.

"The next big one will probably be in the U.S. because it is such a big market. It is a fascinating market," Pessina said. "It is similar to what we had in Europe 20 years ago because the intervention of the government changes all the rules."

Pessina also assured London residents that Boots pharmacy was committed to its home turf.

"My passion, my dedication to this country are completely unchanged," he said, according to the Reuters report. "Boots is part of the British establishment and will continue to be part of the British establishment."

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