- Drug & Variety Stores
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.