Walgreen Company is an American retail company operating pharmacy stores in the United States. The corporate headquarters of the company is situated in Deerfield, Illinois, United States. The company was started in 1901 by Charles R. Walgreen in 1903 with a single store in Chicago. Presently, Walgreens operate around 8,100 stores in each state of United States, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and District of Columbia. The company is owned by the Walgreens Boots Alliance. In United States, it is the second largest pharmacy chain.
There is a great variety of products sold by the company that include color lenses, contact lenses, prescription drugs & refills, multi focal lenses, vial lenses, eye health supplements, solutions and drops. In addition to that, they also sells natural organic products, vitamins & supplements, personal care, home medical supplies & equipment, and grocery products.
There are more than 30,000 people controlled by the company for controlling all their stores across the country. Almost one-sixth of the total workforce is employed by the Walgreens
in their headquarters.
It is a publicly traded company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange. The labels of the company are printed in many different languages, such as English, French, Italian, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Polish, and German. There is also a balance reward program run by the company where consumer can earn points after buying products from their stores as well as official website.