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32. Walgreen
Walgreen
Rank: 32 (Previous rank: 36)
CEO: Gregory D. Wasson
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The nation's largest drugstore chain -- more than 7,100 locations at last count -- got even bigger in February after paying $1.1 billion for Duane Reade, a purchase that includes all 257 Duane Reade stores in the New York City metropolitan area and solidifies Walgreen's position in the country's largest drugstore market.

Walgreen chief Greg Wasson has been able to fatten profit margins by relying less on seasonal items and more on front-of-the-store sales of private-label products. Another initiative: restructuring the company's health-care operations, by offering integrated "pharmacy, health and wellness solutions" to employers, managed care organizations, and government clients. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 63,335.0 7.3
Profits 2,006.0 -7.0
Assets 25,142.0
Stockholders' equity 14,376.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 36,244.6
Profits as % of  
Revenues 3.2
Assets 8.0
Stockholders' equity 14.0
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 2.02
% change from 2008 -6.9
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 12.5
Total return to investors %
2009 51.2
1999-2009 annual rate 3.0
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 CVS Caremark 18 98,729.0
2 Kroger 23 76,733.2
3 Walgreen 32 63,335.0
4 Supervalu 47 44,564.0
5 Safeway 52 40,850.7
6 Rite Aid 89 26,289.5
7 Publix Super Markets 99 24,515.0
8 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea 247 9,516.2
9 Whole Foods Market 284 8,031.6
10 Winn-Dixie Stores 306 7,367.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
Figures are for fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.
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Walgreen
200 Wilmot Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
847-914-2500
www.walgreens.com
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