By John U. Bacon
"This is the tale of Walgreens, the main winning drugstore chain within the usa. From its founding as a family-run shop in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens has grown into one of many greatest meals and drug outlets on this planet. With greater than 3,600 shops national and the 6,000th scheduled to open through 2010, Walgreens has controlled to outlive or even thrive whilst different, better-known rivals, haven't - incomes general spots on Fortune magazine's lists of such a lot renowned and most sensible acting businesses. the tale of Walgreens' striking upward thrust to the pinnacle is considered one of grit and gumption, expertise and tenacity, and an unfailing dedication to out of date down-home values. This booklet deals either a colourful slice of Americana and a compelling company profile, interweaving own anecdotes with old and monetary insights.
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That’s all Myrtle needed to know. She woke up at five each morning to work on the typewriter at home, walked to class, then came home at night to work on her shorthand skills by having Paul read the paper to her aloud. Her single-minded determination would prove essential to Walgreens’ early success. The working world, however, could be a dangerous place for a young woman in Chicago. The environment could be so unsavory for them, in fact, that an officer of the First National Bank felt compelled to run an ad in the help-wanted section of the Chicago Tribune to warn female stenographers of “our growing conviction that no thoroughly honorable businessman who is this side of dotage ever advertises for a lady stenographer who is a blonde, is good-looking, is quite alone in the city, or will transmit her photograph.
But she never once spoke of sending Paul to school. ”61 Paul enrolled at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, while Myrtle zoomed through her coursework at the Gregg Secretarial School, which allowed students to go as fast as they wanted, once they satisfied the requirements for each level. That’s all Myrtle needed to know. She woke up at five each morning to work on the typewriter at home, walked to class, then came home at night to work on her shorthand skills by having Paul read the paper to her aloud.
Walgreen’s happy family life didn’t answer the questions in his professional life, however. Although he had just taken out a heavy loan to become a co-owner of Blood’s store about the same time he met Myrtle and was only a year and change into paying off the loan when the two were married, he still appeared far from committed to a lifelong career in pharmacology. TLFeBOOK 38 america’s corner s tore Walgreen’s restlessness manifested itself the day after their wedding in Seattle, where Myrtle had family.