Company: Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.
Brand Value: $10,200 Million
Headquarters: Deerfield, IL
Year formed: 1901
With 8,175 stores in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, Walgreens is the second-largest pharmacy chain in the United States. It sells prescription drugs, photo services, and health and beauty products. Walgreens is seeking to set itself apart with its “Beauty Experience” concept that places beauty consultants in many of its stores.Like many of its rivals, Walgreens has also invested heavily in digital and mobile technology, and using data to help deliver a better customer experience. Walgreens has been expanding in recent years, acquiring Alliance Boots and announcing plans to acquire Rite Aid Corporation. If the latter deal goes through, it will overtake CVS as the largest brand in its category.