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Walgreen Company
The Walgreen Company (or simply Walgreens) is an American company that operates[3] as the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and photo services.[4] As of August 31, 2016, the company operated 8,175 stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. The Walgreens
Walgreens
headquarters office is in the Chicago
Chicago
suburb of Deerfield, Illinois. In 2014 the company agreed to purchase the remaining 55% of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots
Alliance Boots
that it did not already own to form a global business. Under the terms of the purchase, the two companies merged to form a new holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Inc., on December 31, 2014
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Trade Name
A trade name, trading name, or business name is a pseudonym frequently used by companies to operate under a name different from their registered, legal name. The term for this type of alternative name is a "fictitious" business name. Registering the fictitious name with the relevant government body is often required. In a number of countries, the phrase "trading as" (abbreviated to t/a) is used to designate a trade name. In the United States, the phrase "doing business as" (abbreviated to DBA, dba, d.b.a. or d/b/a) is used.[1] In Canada, "operating as" (abbreviated to o/a) and "trading as" (abbreviated to T/A) are used although "doing business as" is also sometimes used
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Neon Lighting
Neon
Neon
lighting consists of brightly glowing, electrified glass tubes or bulbs that contain rarefied neon or other gases. Neon
Neon
lights are a type of cold cathode gas-discharge light. A neon tube is a sealed glass tube with a metal electrode at each end, filled with one of a number of gases at low pressure. A high potential of several thousand volts applied to the electrodes ionizes the gas in the tube, causing it to emit colored light. The color of the light depends on the gas in the tube. Neon
Neon
lights were named for neon, a noble gas which gives off a popular orange light, but other gases and chemicals are used to produce other colors, such as hydrogen (red), helium (yellow), carbon dioxide (white), and mercury (blue). Neon
Neon
tubes can be fabricated in curving artistic shapes, to form letters or pictures
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Great Depression
The Great Depression
Great Depression
was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression
Great Depression
varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s.[1] It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.[2] In the 21st century, the Great Depression
Great Depression
is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.[3] The Great Depression
Great Depression
started in the United States
United States
after a major fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). Between 1929 and 1932, worldwide gross domestic product (GDP) fell by an estimated 15%
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Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr.
Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr. (March 4, 1906 – February 10, 2007) was the president of Walgreens
Walgreens
from 1939 until 1963 and the chairman of the board from 1963 until 1976.Contents1 Biography 2 Legacy 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] He was born on March 4, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
to Charles Rudolph Walgreen and Myrtle Norton. He attended the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
and was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.[3] Charles R. Walgreen Jr. started out as a buyer for the company. As head of the company he increased the profit and size of the drug store, encouraged new lines of products to be sold and changed the format from counter service to self-service. He relinquished his role in company in 1969 to his son Charles R. Walgreen III.[1] He died in 2007 at age 100.[1] Legacy[edit] Shortly before his death, Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr
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Barcode
A barcode (also bar code) is an optical, machine-readable, representation of data; the data usually describes something about the object that carries the barcode. Traditional barcodes systematically represent data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines, and may be referred to as linear or one-dimensional (1D). Later, two-dimensional (2D) variants were developed, using rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns, called matrix codes or 2D barcodes, although they do not use bars as such
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David Bernauer
David Bernauer is the former chairman and CEO of the pharmacy chain Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the United States. Early life and education[edit] Bernauer was raised in northern Minnesota, the son of a J.C. Penney department store manager. He attended North Dakota State University and began his career at Walgreens
Walgreens
as a pharmacy intern in 1966. Bernauer was an active member of the Beta Sigma Chapter of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. He graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy
Pharmacy
in 1967, and began working as a pharmacist for Walgreens
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Jeff Rein
Jeff Rein (born 1953) is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens, a drug store chain in the United States.[1] Rein was born in New Orleans
New Orleans
in 1953, lived in Phoenix, and came to Tucson
Tucson
at age 10 when his family relocated. He lived in Tucson
Tucson
for about 25 years. After graduating from Sahuaro High School, he enrolled at the University of Arizona. He graduated from the university in accounting in 1974 and pharmacy in 1980. He married Susan Naber, also a UA graduate, and the couple has one son and one daughter. Rein joined Walgreens
Walgreens
as an assistant manager in 1982, was promoted to store manager in 1984, district manager in 1990, divisional vice president and treasurer in 1996 and vice president of marketing systems and services in 2000
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Chief Executive Officer
Chief executive officer (CEO)[1] is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, leader or administrator in charge of managing an organization – especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and even some government organizations (e.g., Crown corporations). The CEO of a corporation or company typically reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity,[1] which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues, or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs typically aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc
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Chair (official)
The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly. The person holding the office is typically elected or appointed by the members of the group. The chairman presides over meetings of the assembled group and conducts its business in an orderly fashion.[1] When the group is not in session, the officer's duties often include acting as its head, its representative to the outside world and its spokesperson
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Walgreens Health Services
Walgreens
Walgreens
Health Services (WHS) is a business unit of Walgreens. The unit was started in 1991 when Walgreens
Walgreens
decided to expand on the services provided by its mail service division
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Gregory Wasson
Gregory David Wasson (born October 19, 1958) is co-founder and president of Wasson Enterprise,[1] a family-based investment office, and the former president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Walgreens
Walgreens
Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA). Prior to the merger of Walgreens
Walgreens
and Alliance Boots,[2] Wasson was president and CEO of Walgreens,[3] the US's largest retail community pharmacy chain. Wasson served as CEO at Walgreens
Walgreens
from 2009 to 2014
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New Orleans
New Orleans
New Orleans
(/ˈɔːrl(i)ənz, ɔːrˈliːnz/,[4][5] locally /ˈnɔːrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle- Orléans
Orléans
[la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃] ( listen)) is a major United States
United States
port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.[6][7] The New Orleans metropolitan area
New Orleans metropolitan area
(New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.[8] The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,452,502.[9] Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish
Orleans Parish
was the most populous parish in Louisiana
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Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
(/wɪˈskɒnsɪn/ ( listen)) is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota
Minnesota
to the west, Iowa
Iowa
to the southwest, Illinois
Illinois
to the south, Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior
Lake Superior
to the north. Wisconsin
Wisconsin
is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan
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Happy Harry's
Happy Harry's
Happy Harry's
was an American drugstore chain that was merged into Walgreens
Walgreens
starting in 2006. Happy Harry's
Happy Harry's
operated 76 locations in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland
Maryland
and New Jersey. It was founded in 1962 by entrepreneur Harry Levin. It was announced on June 5, 2006 that the chain had agreed to be acquired by Walgreens.[1]Contents1 History 2 Acquisition 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] In 1962, Harry Levin opened his first store in Wilmington, Delaware simply called "Discount Center". He quickly gained a reputation for his always-cheerful disposition, and customers soon simply referred to his store as "Happy's". In 1965, upon opening his third store, the name of the chain was changed to " Happy Harry's
Happy Harry's
Discount Drugs"
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Delaware
Delaware
Delaware
(/ˈdɛləwɛər/ ( listen))[10] is one of the 50 states of the United States, located in the Mid-Atlantic or Northeastern region.[a] It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the north by Pennsylvania, and to the east by New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor.[11] Delaware
Delaware
occupies the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula. It is the second smallest and sixth least populous state, but the sixth most densely populated. Delaware
Delaware
is divided into three counties, the lowest number of any state. From north to south, they are New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex
Sussex
County
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