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 outlets 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 whilst different, better-known rivals, haven't - incomes typical spots on Fortune magazine's lists of so much prominent and most sensible acting businesses. the tale of Walgreens' amazing upward push to the head is one among grit and gumption, expertise and tenacity, and an unfailing dedication to outdated down-home values. This e-book deals either a colourful slice of Americana and a compelling company profile, interweaving own anecdotes with historical and monetary insights.
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Or “Chuck,” as he was soon known) in 1906 and Ruth, with bright red hair, in 1910. Despite working long, arduous hours, Charles Sr. would come home and get on all fours to thrill his young children, barking like a dog and bucking like a bronco to make them laugh. Walgreen’s happy family life didn’t answer the questions in his professional life, however. Although he had just taken out a heavy loan to become a co-owner of Blood’s store about the same time he met Myrtle and was only a year and change into paying off the loan when the two were married, he still appeared far from committed to a lifelong career in pharmacology.
In fact, it was the visibility and the aura of professional respect that his new pharmacy lent him that allowed Dr. Holmes to lure attractive young women to enter his store, conveniently located a few blocks from the Exposition on Chicago’s South Side, as both customers and clerks. To raise extra money, Dr. Holmes also started a mail-order medicine company. 41 TLFeBOOK 22 america’s corner s tore Like Holmes, Walgreen was also lured to the City of Big Shoulders during the Columbian Exposition and to the field of pharmacy.
It’s amazing what a team they were. Everyone says he was successful; but really, it’s that they were successful. She was a Rock of Gibraltar and backed him up any way she could. ”52 Myrtle was her husband’s equal, and no one knew this better than Walgreen himself. It makes sense that the two got along so well from the start, given their similar backgrounds. Both were raised on Illinois farms by no-nonsense parents who nonetheless weren’t afraid to roll the dice and very much valued having fun. ”53 She was born Myrtle Norton on July 5, 1879, to a resilient mother and TLFeBOOK from humble beginnings 31 a hard-working father.