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Walgreens
Walgreens
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You may be surprised to read that Walgreens opened its first store in 1901. That’s right – over one hundred years ago! They had a bit of a slow start, taking over a decade to open a second store, but it paid off! During prohibition they were able to offer prescription whiskey and make a bundle. By 1930, their almost 400 stores were making $4mil annually. That’s a lot nowadays let alone in the 30s! The growth factor slowed quite a bit for quite some time but they got back in the game more recently; which was probably when you started to see lots of new stores pop up around the country.

Walgreens cares about health and providing the best wellness products to the public. They perceive a strong value in having a healthy, happy family – they started as a family run operation! Beyond prescriptions and the little things you need on your way home from work, they offer a variety of health related tools from bandages to crutches!

http://www.walgreens.com
  • Diane Koss

    Always get my prescriptions filled at the Wisconsin Ave one – such friendly employees!

  • Nathan

    It’s always a toss up for me going to Walgreens, Rite-Aid, or CVS. We have lots of options in California!

  • Nick

    They’ve always got the little things I’m looking for 🙂

  • DeeDee

    My boyfriend gets “groceries” at Walgreens, lol!

  • Mrs. F. Tandy

    They’ve been busness for over a hundred years?! Whaaaaat?!

  • dawny

    Yeah, I’m surprised by that history myself!

  • anon

    Over a hundred years old say what?!

  • Lana May

    I pick up my prescriptions there and have always been impressed with the price!

  • William

    Same here! Even in the days when I didn’t have healthcare they gave me a good price, especially when I explained my situation. They even helped me out finding programs and alternatives to higher priced ones I couldn’t afford!

  • William

    Same here! Even in the days when I didn’t have healthcare they gave me a good price, especially when I explained my situation. They even helped me out finding programs and alternatives to higher priced ones I couldn’t afford!

  • Beatriz

    I just love Walgreens! I feel better shopping there now that I know they’ve been around for longer than I could imagine and were a family business. It honestly saves me from going to Walmart which I don’t like to do because the only one around here is a super Walmart and I’m not happy walking around for an hour trying to find what I need. Walgreens carries my make-up, snacks, and has pretty good coffee too. Good prices and it’s literally right on my way home from work so it’s nice and convenient. To get to other stores it’s an hour drive for me so having them their with their friendly employees that I see a few times a week is really great. It’s like our own little community or something!

  • Beatriz

    I just love Walgreens! I feel better shopping there now that I know they’ve been around for longer than I could imagine and were a family business. It honestly saves me from going to Walmart which I don’t like to do because the only one around here is a super Walmart and I’m not happy walking around for an hour trying to find what I need. Walgreens carries my make-up, snacks, and has pretty good coffee too. Good prices and it’s literally right on my way home from work so it’s nice and convenient. To get to other stores it’s an hour drive for me so having them their with their friendly employees that I see a few times a week is really great. It’s like our own little community or something!