Facts

Prescriptions filled
Walgreens filled 990 million prescriptions (including immunizations) on a 30-day adjusted basis in fiscal 2017.

Total number of Walgreens employees
We employ more than 235,000 people.

Number of healthcare service providers
We have more than 78,000 healthcare service providers, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners and other health-related professionals. 

Number of Balance Rewards members
We have 88 million Balance® Rewards active members as of August 2017.

Geography served 
As of August 2017, approximately 76% of the population of the USA lives within five miles of a Walgreens or Duane Reade store. 

FAQs

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

How many stores do you have?
We operate 8,100 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. See our store count by state.


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

How big is a typical store?
Total size: approximately 13,900 square feet
Sales area: approximately 10,800 square feet
Employees: approximately 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.