Walgreen Company, d/b/a Walgreens, can be an American company that operates as the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the usa behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and fitness products, health information, and photography services. By August 31, 2019, the business operated 9,277 stores in america. It had been founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. The Walgreens headquarters office is in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
In 2014 the business agreed to buy the rest of the 55% of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots that it didn’t already own to create a global business. Beneath the conditions of the purchase, both companies merged to create a fresh holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., on December 31, 2014. Walgreens became a subsidiary of the brand new company, which retains its Deerfield headquarters and trades on the Nasdaq beneath the symbol WBA.