Facts

Prescriptions filled
Walgreens filled approximately 894 million prescriptions (including immunizations) on a 30-day adjusted basis in fiscal 2015.

Total number of Walgreens employees
We employ more than 240,000 people.

Number of healthcare service providers
We have more than 74,000 healthcare service providers, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners and other health-related professionals. 

Number of Balance Rewards members
We have approximately 85 million Balance® Rewards active members as of August 2015.

Geography served 
As of August 2015, approximately 76% of the population of the USA lives within five miles of a Walgreens. 

FAQs

What is Walgreens mission?
Click here to read our mission.

How many stores do you have?
We operate 8,173 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. See also our store count by state.


How many customers does Walgreens interact with daily?
Walgreens interacts with 8 million customers in its stores and online each day.

How big is a typical store?
Total size: approximately 14,500 square feet
Sales area: approximately 11,200 square feet
Items for sale: 18,000
Employees: 20-25

What year was Walgreens founded?
Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. founded Walgreens with a single store in Chicago in 1901.

Where can I learn about Walgreens history?
Visit the Our Past section on Walgreens.com.

When does Walgreens Boots Alliance fiscal year end?
Walgreens is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance's fiscal year ends on August 31.