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What is Walgreens?

Walgreens is a large chain of drug and convenience stores in the United States of America. In fact, it is the largest such chain in the U.S. with nearly 8,000 locations. One of Walgreens's biggest competitors is CVS/pharmacy. Walgreens is quite popular on the West Coast of the United States, whereas CVS's stronghold is in the Northeast United States; particularly New England where their headquarters is located.

Walgreens sells over the counter drugs, beauty products, skin products, soap and household items, and also prescription drugs. Walgreens also sells some food items.

Walgreens is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WAG, and was originally founded in Chicago, IL.

Walgreens and Walgreens.com have a fairly generous return policy; items can be returned to the store or distribution center along with the receipt for a full refund within 30 days. Shipping back to a distribution center IS covered. Walgreens will refund a partially-used Walgreens product for a 100% refund.

by Margaret Walker on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 14:46

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