Facts & FAQs
Walgreens filled 1.2 billion prescriptions (including immunizations) on a 30-day adjusted basis in fiscal 2021.
Total number of Walgreens team members
We employ more than 240,000 people.
Number of healthcare service providers
We have more than 85,000 healthcare service providers, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners and other health-related professionals.
Number of myWalgreens members
We have 85 million active myWalgreens members as of August 31, 2021.
As of August 31, 2021, approximately 78 percent of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a Walgreens, Duane Reade store.
FAQsWhat is Walgreens’ purpose?
To help people live healthier and happier lives.
How many stores do you have?
As of August 31, 2021, Walgreens operates approximately 8,965 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com.
How many customers does Walgreens interact with daily?
Walgreens interacts with approximately 9 million customers in its stores and online each day.
How big is a typical store?
Total size: approximately 13,000 square feet
Sales area: approximately 10,500 square feet
Employees: approximately 24
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 U.S. segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance's fiscal year ends on Aug. 31.