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About Us

Founded over a century ago in 1901, we have a rich and colorful history of continuous improvement and innovation at Walgreens. From inventing the world’s first chocolate malted milkshake to the creation of one of the most popular and sophisticated mobile applications in retail shopping today, we have transformed ourselves into a leader within the retail and drug industry. Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy.


Impressive size, scale & expertise

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities.

A trusted, global innovator in retail pharmacy with approximately 13,000 locations across the U.S., Europe and Latin America, WBA plays a critical role in the healthcare ecosystem. The company is reimagining local healthcare and well-being for all as part of its purpose – to create more joyful lives through better health. Through dispensing medicines, improving access to a wide range of health services, providing high quality health and beauty products and offering anytime, anywhere convenience across its digital platforms, WBA is shaping the future of healthcare.

WBA has more than 315,000 team members and a presence in nine countries through its portfolio of consumer brands: Walgreens, Boots, Duane Reade, the No7 Beauty Company, Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile. Additionally, WBA has a portfolio of healthcare-focused investments located in several countries, including China and the U.S.

The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA has been recognized for its commitment to operating sustainably: it is an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and was named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2021.

Walgreens Boots Alliance at a glance

  • Unmatched supply chain and procurement expertise, offering customers innovative solutions and optimal efficiencies
  • A portfolio of retail and business brands, including Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory
  • A unique platform for growth in developed and emerging markets

Walgreens here at home

In the U.S., Walgreens is the neighborhood retailer that makes health and well-being within reach for everyone on a daily basis. We are 240,000 team members strong and one of the largest drugstore chains in the U.S., with nearly 9,000 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In fact, did you know there’s a Walgreens store located within five miles of approximately 78 percent of all Americans? And every day, we touch the lives of more than 8 million customers in our stores and online.

We’re also a trusted wellness provider that supplies customers, patients and payers with everything from acute prescriptions and vaccinations to specialty pharmaceuticals and wellness services. And to our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.


Walgreens in the community

At Walgreens, we aim to be a positive and influential part of our neighborhoods. We bring friendly stores and state-of-the-art facilities into the communities we all call home. Each year, we’re proud to dedicate dollars, time and staff to various outreach programs that revolve around access to health services and providing education.

Initiatives include providing free health screenings, providing education to medically under-served communities, using our electronic outdoor store signs for severe weather and missing child alerts, and meeting the critical health needs of people impacted by disasters big and small. Join us and find yourself at a place and point where innovation thrives, and good work on behalf of our company and communities is always greatly appreciated and rewarded.


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We believe that doing things the right way is the only way. Through our CSR initiatives, we’re setting the pace on some of the most important issues of our day – from healthcare and combatting climate change to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We’re also working with other organizations to boost health and well-being and bringing opportunities to young people in the communities where we do business. It’s all part of being a good corporate citizen, but more importantly, a great neighbor.

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