Does Walgreens sell Viagra over the counter – facts about the drugstore!

Walgreens is the 2nd biggest drugstore chain in the US (after CVS chain). According to estimation held on August 2016 Walgreens has approximately 8200 drug stores an all American states, Columbia District, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Establishment of this corporation in Chicago, Illinois, traces back to the beginning of 20 century. The main office of the company is located in Illinois.

Some historical facts about Walgreens

Walgreens, founded in headed by Charles R. Walgreen in 1901 began as a small chemist’s shop, located on the corner of Bowen Ave & Cottage Grove in Chicago city.

As of 1913, Walgreens became bigger and operated four drug shops on the South Side of Chicago. It increased to five sales points in 1915 and to nine – in 1916. As of 1920 the chain comprised 20 full-fledged stores. Governmental alcohol prohibition, which occurred in 1920 contributed to the development of Walgreens. Purchasing alcohol was illegal, but Walgreens supplied clients with prescription whiskey. In 1922, Walgreens succeeded dramatically: it started producing malt milkshakes and then established ice-cream factories. One year later the company decided to cross the borders and started opening drug shops in nonresidential areas too. The result was 44 stores with 1 200 000 dollars of annual income.

In the 1940s, the company expanded to almost 400 stores. Then Walgreens’s growth was gradual. In the 1980s, the company’s management decided to purchase the MediMart network, due to which the number of VOLGRINS pharmacies increased significantly. On October 2007 the 6,000 th Walgreens market was established in New Orleans. In 2011, the company bought the Drugstore site but recently has closed it in order to focus on its own website.

The model of the store

Walgreens markets had a tough connection with local grocery stores at the very beginning of Walgreen’s development.Walgreens sell Viagra In Chicago, for example, they collaborated with Eagle Food Centers and Dominick’s Finer Food, which implied sharing personnel as well as uniting store area. It was very powerful concept, whose aim was to rival in spreading dual shop model. However, such collaboration was stopped and Walgreens concentrated completely on teaming with Dominick’s shops.

Nowadays, Walgreens’ model, which appeared in 2009, comprises open corner shops. Their location is determined by traffic intensity, which means that the market’s entrance should be on the most traffic streets. In addition, some stores are supplied with drive-through service.

Viagra in Walgreens

Both in the local “corner” Walgreens drugstores and on the official website of the company you can buy famous blue tablets called Viagra produced by the American pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. Since this drug is only available on prescription in the United States, Viagra OTC is not sold in the Walgreens pharmacy chain.