Walgreens is an American company that operatesthesecond-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. The Walgreens pharmacy chain was founded in 1901 by Charles Rudolph Walgreen Sr, formerly a pharmacist, who opened a small grocery store in Chicago. The brand name, which served as the basis for all signs and logos, is derived from the name of a businessman. There are more than 8 000Walgreens stores in the United States as of 2023.
Walgreens sells a wide variety of products including medicines and treatments such as cough, cold & flu, pain relief & management, digestive health & nausea, children’s medicine & health care, home tests & monitoring, eye care, ear, nose & throat care, first aid, pill organization and sleep. Walgreens also sells beauty products such as cosmetics, facial skin care, hair care and fragrance products. Walgreens interacts with approximately 8 million customers in its stores and online each day.