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Walgreen Company
Type Subsidiary
Industry Retail
When it was created 1901; 117 years ago (1901)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
People who started it Charles Rudolph Walgreen
Number of locations 8,229[1]
Area served United States
Key people James A. Skinner (Executive Chairman)
  • Alex Gourlay, President
Things made
Parent Walgreens Boots Alliance
Website walgreens.com

Walgreens is a pharmacy chain in the United States. It was founded in 1901 in Chicago. Its headquarters are in Deerfield, Illinois.

In the 1980s, Walgreens owned and operated a chain of casual family restaurants/pancake houses called Wag's. It was very similar to Denny's, IHOP and Golden Bear. In 1988, Walgreens sold most of Wag's to Marriott Corporation and by 1991 the chain was out of business.

On October 27, 2015, Walgreens announced that it would acquire another pharmacy chain, Rite Aid.

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  1. "Walgreen Co. Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results".  Unknown parameter |acces1sdate= ignored (help)

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