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America's corner store : Walgreens' prescription for success

Author: John U Bacon
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the story of Walgreens, the most successful drugstore chain in the United States. From its founding as a family-run store in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens has grown into one of the largest food and drug retailers in the world. With more than 3,600 stores nationwide and the 6,000th scheduled to open by 2010, Walgreens has managed to survive and even thrive when other, better-known competitors, have not -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles R Walgreen; Chuck Walgreen; Charles R Walgreen; Chuck Walgreen; Charles R Walgreen; Chuck Walgreen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John U Bacon
ISBN: 9780471426172 0471426172
OCLC Number: 55094513
Description: xv, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From Humble Beginnings --
The Apple and the Tree --
Sweet Home Chicago --
The State of the Profession --
Walgreen Does Chicago --
To Live and Almost Die in Cuba --
Walgreen Returns --
The Most Important Merger --
Diving In--Together --
The Start of Something Special: 1910-1929 --
On His Own --
The Secrets of the Second Store --
I Scream, You Scream --
The Hot Lunch Program --
Cultivating Leaders --
Growing Like Topsy --
The Pepper Pod --
Steppin' Out --
Chicago in the Roaring Twenties --
On the Lighter Side --
Fundamental Values --
Putting Out Fires --
The Walgreen Creed --
The Knight Report --
"Absolute Dominance" --
If They Can Make It Here --
Read All about It --
Chain Fight --
The Good Life --
Nothing to Fear: 1929-1945 --
Facing Fear Itself --
Better Days Are Coming --
Helping the Mom-and-Pop Shops --
Walgreens' Own: From Coffee to Corn Remover --
Getting the Word Out --
Damn the Depression, Full Speed Ahead! --
Finding Time for Fun --
The Son Also Rises --
The Accidental Benefactor --
Charles's Demise --
Defusing a Palace Coup --
There's a War On --
Where Everyone Meets --
The Postwar Era: 1945-1970 --
The Power Era --
Mergers and Acquisitions --
All Power to the Pharmacist --
Partners in Health --
Battling the Bargain Stores --
The Self-Service Revolution --
The Shopping Center Is Born --
The Four-Way Test --
Chuck's Legacy --
Reinventing the Corporation: 1970-1990 --
State of the Company --
Looking for a Few Good Men --
Walgreen's Wingman --
The Turn-Around Team --
Killing Off Their Little Darlings.
Responsibility: John U. Bacon.
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Beginning with one family run store in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens has grown into one of the largest food and drug retailers in the world. America's Corner Storedetails the incredible story of this  Read more...

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