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Walgreen Company
Subsidiary
IndustryRetail
Founded1901; 120 years ago (1901)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
FounderCharles Rudolph Walgreen
Headquarters200 Wilmot Road, ,
United States
Number of locations
8,229[1]
Area served
United States
Key people
James A. Skinner (Executive Chairman)
  • Alex Gourlay, President
Products
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.

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