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Walgreen Company
Industry Retail
Founded 1901; 122 years ago (1901)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Founder Charles Rudolph Walgreen
Headquarters 200 Wilmot Road, ,
United States
Number of locations
Area served
United States
Key people
James A. Skinner (Executive Chairman)
  • Alex Gourlay, President
Parent Walgreens 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.

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