Walgreen Company, is an American firm that operates as the second-largest pharmacy shop chain in the United States behind CVS Health And Wellness. It specializes in filling up prescriptions, health and health items, wellness info, and also image services. Since August 31, 2019, the business operated 9,277 shops in the USA. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. The Walgreens headquarters office remains in the Chicago suburban area of Deerfield, Illinois.
In 2014, the company accepted by the continuing to be 55% of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots that it did not already own to develop a worldwide business. Under the terms of the purchase, both businesses merged to form a new holding business, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., on December 31, 2014. Walgreens ended up being a subsidiary of the new company, which keeps its Deerfield head office and also professions on the Nasdaq under the icon WBA.