Founded in 1901 by Charles R. Walgreen, Walgreens has grown into one of the largest drugstore chains in the world. Born in Galesburg, IL, the Walgreen family relocated to Dixon, IL, where his father became a successful entrepreneur. After working a series of jobs in various drugstores himself, Walgreen set off to Chicago and learned from several influential men in the drug store industry before starting his own pharmacy in 1901.
Since the first Walgreens opened in the Barrett’s Hotel on Chicago’s south side to the rapidly growing company today with over 425 stores opening each year around the world, Walgreens continues to be a leader in the drugstore industry. And with a wide portfolio of photo products and great weekly specials, Walgreens has become one of the best places to shop for photo products online.