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  • Walgreen's potential HQ move draws Dixon mayor's ire

     Walgreen's potential HQ move draws Dixon mayor's ire
    — Dixon Mayor Jim Burke never knew Charles Walgreen, who grew up in this small western Illinois town and started what's now a multibillion-dollar, multinational drugstore chain. But like others in Dixon, Burke is sure Walgreen, who died in 1939,...
  • Walgreen sales climb 8.9% in June

    Walgreen sales climb 8.9% in June
    Walgreen Co. sales rose 8.9 percent last month, driven by prescriptions. The Deerfield-based company, the nation’s largest drug store chain, reported sales of $6.28 billion in June compared to $5.77 billion last year. Sales in stores open at least...
  • Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'

    Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'
    Greg Wasson recently celebrated his 34th year working for Walgreen Co., including the past five as its president and chief executive. When he took the reins in February 2009, the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain had a reputation as conservative, stable...
  • Local Voices West: May 1 edition

    Local Voices West: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Naperville, Westchester, Wheaton and Lombard. Racism in the U.S. The definition of "racism" refers to actions or beliefs that consider certain races to be inherently superior or inferior to each other. Some arguments against...
  • Alliance Boots buys South American drug store chain

    Alliance Boots buys South American drug store chain
    Alliance Boots GmbH, the European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler owned in part by Walgreen Co., said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire some 1,400 drugstores in Mexico and Chile, marking its first major move into Latin America. Alliance said it hopes to...
  • Attorneys general urge retailers to follow CVS and end tobacco sales

    Attorneys general urge retailers to follow CVS and end tobacco sales
    Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco. CVS Caremark...
  • Walgreens to close 76 unprofitable stores, 14 in the West

    Walgreens to close 76 unprofitable stores, 14 in the West
    Walgreen Co., the nation’s largest drugstore chain, said it will close 76 unprofitable stores around the country in the second half of the fiscal year. The Deerfield, Ill., company has 8,210 stores nationwide, or 138 more than a year ago. Of...
  • Wall Street is struggling to end two-day slide

    Stocks were mixed Tuesday morning despite a better-than-expected consumer confidence report and some positive earnings news. At 9:35 a.m. PDT, the broad S&P 500 index was ahead 0.1%, the Dow was up 0.3% and the Nasdaq was down 0.2%. The early...
  • Walgreen partnership boosts Alliance Boots results

    Walgreen partnership boosts Alliance Boots results
    Alliance Boots said it had seen more benefits than expected so far from its partnership with Deerfield-based drugstore giant Walgreen Co., and reported an 18.5 percent rise in underlying attributable profit. Walgreen bought a 45 percent stake in...
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  • Walgreen pressured to move headquarters to Europe

    Walgreen pressured to move headquarters to Europe
    In a twist on economic globalization less obvious than moving factories overseas, a small but growing number of corporations have relocated headquarters to Europe to escape the 35 percent tax on U.S. profits, the highest in the developing world. Aon...