The Walgreen Company (Walgreens) is the largest drug retailing chain in the United States. As of December 11, 2013, the company operated 8,582 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. Walgreens headquarters are in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
Walgreens provides access to consumer goods and services, plus pharmacy, health and wellness services in the United States through its retail drugstores, Walgreens Health Services division, and Walgreens Health and Wellness division. Walgreens had 8,061 drugstores as of December 31, 2012. Walgreens runs several online stores, such as: www.Beauty.com, Drugstore.com and www.VisionDirect.com.
Traded as: NYSE: WAG S&P 500 Component
Founded: Chicago, Illinois, U.S. (1901)
Founder(s): Charles R. Walgreen
Headquarters: Deerfield, Illinois, U.S.
Number of locations: 8,582
Area served: United States
Key people: Alan McNally (Chairman), Gregory Wasson (President & CEO)
Products: Drug store/Pharmacy
Revenue: Increase US$ 71.633 billion (2012)
Operating income: Increase US$ 3.464 billion (2012)
Net income: Increase US$ 2.127 billion (2012)
Total assets: Increase US$ 33.462 billion (2012)
Total equity: Increase US$ 18.236 billion (2012)
Employees: 176,000 (2012)
Divisions: Walgreens Health Services, Walgreens Health and Wellness
Subsidiaries: Duane Reade, drugstore.com
Website: walgreens.com, walgreens.com/quickshop