By John U. Bacon
"This is the tale of Walgreens, the main winning drugstore chain within the usa. From its founding as a family-run shop in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens has grown into one of many biggest meals and drug shops on the earth. With greater than 3,600 shops national and the 6,000th scheduled to open through 2010, Walgreens has controlled to outlive or even thrive while different, better-known rivals, haven't - incomes general spots on Fortune magazine's lists of so much in demand and top acting businesses. the tale of Walgreens' outstanding upward thrust to the pinnacle is one among grit and gumption, expertise and tenacity, and an unfailing dedication to out of date down-home values. This booklet deals either a colourful slice of Americana and a compelling company profile, interweaving own anecdotes with old and monetary insights.
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I can’t remember a dull day,” she wrote. ”66 When Paul, who had become a sales rep for a surgical supply house, went on a Lake Michigan junket paid for by the pharmaceutical companies, she happily went along. ” Apparently at least one young pharmacist noticed. “That was the day I met Charles Walgreen,” she said. ”67 But Walgreen let his chance slip away. It would be months before TLFeBOOK from humble beginnings 35 Myrtle’s brother Paul asked her to come along with him to Mr. Blood’s drugstore.
50; so they had to scrimp elsewhere, with Myrtle doing all their washing, ironing, and cooking. In the early years of their marriage, Myrtle was a truly traditional wife, rarely asking about her husband’s business, especially when he came home bone-tired after a 16-hour day. Though Walgreen was committed to following through on his first store, he still hadn’t dedicated himself to the pharmacy business itself. While toiling on Cottage Grove, he dabbled in a Los Angeles wrapping paper company, an Idaho mining outfit, and a Chicago grain commodities firm.
35 Dr. ”36 It was also home to the nation’s first college of pharmacy, opened in 1868 by Dr. Albert Prescott, who had just finished his tour of duty as a military surgeon in the Civil War. Originally organized under TLFeBOOK from humble beginnings 19 the Literary Department, the college of pharmacy grew out of the medical school and earned both respect and criticism because Dr. ’s son Chuck in 1928 and grandson Cork in 1959 and today features a wing donated by Walgreens. Charles’s great-grandson Kevin, today a vice president for the company, also graduated from Michigan.
America's Corner Store: Walgreen's Prescription for Success by John U. Bacon