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Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1901; 123 years ago (1901)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
FounderCharles Rudolph Walgreen
Headquarters200 Wilmot Road, ,
United States
Number of locations
Area served
United States
Key people
James A. Skinner (Executive Chairman)
  • Alex Gourlay, President
2,091,000,000 (2010) Edit this on Wikidata
ParentWalgreens Boots Alliance

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". Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.

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