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Report: Walgreen CFO pushed out due to forecasting error

Walgreen (WAG -0.2%) pushed out former CEO Wade Miquelon and other financial execs due to a $1.1B forecasting error, according to the WSJ.

The group had to reduce a $8.5B projection on pharmacy unit savings by the figure last month.

Higher costs on generic drugs accounted for a good portion of the forecasting misfire.

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  • Drew Robertson
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    Damn Excel.
    20 Aug 2014, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • Capt Jack Daniels
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    Next job for them will likely be in government where such errors are often rewarded not punished.
    20 Aug 2014, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • mbn
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    Captain Jack;


    20 Aug 2014, 03:45 PM Reply Like
  • Ronald McDonald
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    I'll bet he will be on the bread line that serves beluga caviar
    20 Aug 2014, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • dan keskitalo
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    The price of generics is volatile, not based on production cost, just on competition. Did anyone, anywhere, forecast the spike in GEq costs?
    21 Aug 2014, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • 6396111
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    I wonder why they really got fired .. for messing up a forecast, or was it something else in guise? We will never know, but at face value this does not make sense.
    21 Aug 2014, 10:59 AM Reply Like
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