Walgreens

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Walgreen Company
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryRetail
When it was created1901; 118 years ago (1901)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
People who started itCharles Rudolph Walgreen
Number of locations8,229[1]
Area servedUnited States
Key peopleJames A. Skinner (Executive Chairman)
  • Alex Gourlay, President
Things made
ParentWalgreens Boots Alliance
Websitewalgreens.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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Walgreen Co. Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results". Retrieved 23 December 2015.

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