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  • American City Business Journals3 days ago

    Former Walgreens CEO has died

    Charles R. Walgreen III, former chairman and CEO of drugstore chain Walgreen Co., died Monday at his home in Lake Forest, according to an announcement from the company. Walgreen III was the grandson of Walgreens founder Charles R. Walgreen Sr. and started his nearly six-decade-long career with the company as a stock boy in 1952. After earning a degree in pharmacy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1958, Walgreen III returned as a pharmacist at a Walgreens drugstore on Chicago's south side.

  • Bloomberg4 days ago

    Charles Walgreen, Drugstore CEO Who Led Growth, Dies at 80

    Charles Walgreen III, who expanded his grandfather’s drugstore chain into an $18 billion-a-year company by 1999 when he stepped down as chairman, has died. He was 80.

  • Benzinga6 days ago

    Rite Aid, Walgreens' Merger Could Total 11% Return This Year

    In late 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) announced it was acquiring competitor Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD ) for $9.00 share. The deal was expected to be completed in the second half ...