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America's corner store : Walgreens' prescription for success

Author: John U Bacon
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Praise for America's Corner Store ""Who would have thought the story of a drugstore chain could encompass so much vital and fascinating American history? With superb storytelling skills, John Bacon gives us a vivid and insightful chronicle of matters both large and small, from the birth of the milkshake to the rise of America's consumer culture. America's Corner Store is a genuine treat."" -James Tobin the National  Read more...
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Bacon, John U., 1964-
America's corner store.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2004
(OCoLC)55094513
Named Person: Charles R Walgreen; Chuck Walgreen; Charles R Walgreen; Chuck Walgreen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John U Bacon
ISBN: 0471675083 9780471675082 0471426172 9780471426172
OCLC Number: 55689472
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
Contents: America's corner store --
contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1 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 --
2 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 --
3 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. 4 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 --
5 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 --
The Systems behind the Smiles --
Walgreens Goes High-Tech --
Vindication --
6 Poised to Pounce: 1990-Future --
"This Is Dan Jorndt, How May I Help You?" Plain and Proud of It: The Anti-Enron --
Getting the Right People Ready --
A Good Corner Is a Good Corner --
Passing the Torch --
Hello, My Name Is Dave --
Constant Competition --
Walgreens' Advantages --
The Future Is Now --
Appendix A Walgreens Financial Facts --
Appendix B Historic Highlights --
Notes --
Index.
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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