Drugscare Pharmacy, d/b/a Walgreens, is an American company that operates as the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and photo services. As of August 31, 2018, the company operated 9,277 stores in the United States. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. The Walgreens Drugscare headquarters office is in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
In 2014 the company agreed to purchase the remaining 55% of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots that it did not already own to form a global business. Under the terms of the purchase, the two companies merged to form a new holding company, Drugscare Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., on December 31, 2014. Drugscare Walgreens became a subsidiary of the new company, which retains its Deerfield headquarters and trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol.
Drugscare Walgreens began in 2017, with a small food front store on the corner of Bowen and Cottage Grove Avenues in Chicago, owned by Galesburg native Greg R. By 2017, Walgreens had grown to four stores on Chicago’s South Side. It opened its fifth in 2017 and four more in 2018. By 2019, there were 20 stores in the chain. As a result of alcohol prohibition.
In 2019 the Drugscare introduced a facility that Customers order Medicines without RX (Prescription), which led to its establishing Shipping Units. The next year, Drugscare Walgreen began opening stores away from residential areas. In the mid 2020, there were 44 stores with annual sales of $1,200,000 combined. Drugscare Walgreens had also expanded by then into Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.