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    About Us

    As a global leader in retail pharmacy, we impact millions of lives every day by dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care.

Who We Are

About Us

As a global leader in retail pharmacy, we impact millions of lives every day by dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care.

Group photo of four Boots employees in a Boots pharmacy, smiling at the camera

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Anchored by iconic brands, Walgreens in the U.S. and Boots in the UK, the company is meeting customer needs through our convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products, while working to shape the future of healthcare by bringing more innovative healthcare offerings to our customers and patients. 

WBA’s portfolio of retail and business brands also includes Duane Reade, the No7 Beauty Company, Benavides in Mexico and Ahumada in Chile. 

Additionally, the company has a global portfolio of targeted equity investments in healthcare, pharmacy and retail. Through partnerships with other leading companies, we are continuing to innovate and expand our services to improve access in the communities we serve.

Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries with over 21,000 stores, and employs more than 450,000 people, including nearly 40,000 pharmacists who are among the most accessible and trusted healthcare providers in the communities we serve.

WBA is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and well-being products. The company’s size, scale and expertise play an important role in helping to address industry challenges, including the rising cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. and worldwide.

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Our Vision, Purpose & Values

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud to be a force for good through its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business. Our businesses have received frequent accolades for their Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. Boots UK was recognized as Responsible Business of the Year 2019-2020 by Business in the Community.

Our Global Reach
  • Presence in more than 25* countries
  • More than 450,000* employees
  • Retail footprint of more than 21,000* stores in 11* countries


* As of Aug. 31, 2020, including equity method investments.