Founded in 1901 as a single drugstore, Walgreens today is a provider of trusted care in communities around the U.S. through our 8,100 locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Our vision is to be America’s most-loved pharmacy-led health, well-being and beauty company. Our purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America.
To help achieve these goals and build on our legacy of trust, care and accessibility, we are constantly innovating new ways to meet our customers’ needs and improve their health; from offering self-service stores beginning in the 1950s to developing a 5-star rated mobile app today. In our pharmacies, we were the first major drugstore chain to put prescriptions into child-resistant containers in the 1960s (long before it was required by law) and were the first drugstore chain to offer safe medication disposal kiosks in our stores.
We care for communities around the country by providing immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and providing expert and compassionate counseling at our specialty pharmacies that focus on complex disease states such oncology, hepatitis and HIV.
We strive to be a force for good in the world by championing accessible healthcare, supporting the places in which we live and work, treating people with dignity and respect, protecting the environment and carrying quality products that we believe in. Visit our CSR section to learn more about these efforts.
Each day we interact with eight million people on their terms, whether in our stores, online at or through our mobile app.
We are part of the Retail Pharmacy USA division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise that was established in 2014 after Walgreens completed its merger with European-based Alliance Boots.