Walgreens facts for kids
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Founder||Charles Rudolph Walgreen|
|Headquarters||200 Wilmot Road,
Number of locations
|James A. Skinner (Executive Chairman)
|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.
Images for kids
A Walgreens "corner drugstore", located in a Marriott street-level retail space, on the corner of a heavily trafficked intersection in Washington, D.C.
A Walgreens in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, which opened in 2006
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