America's Corner Store: Walgreen's Prescription for Success

 
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"Who would have thought the story of a drugstore chain could encompass so much vital and fascinating American history? With superb storytelling skills, John Bacon gives us a vivid and insightful chronicle of matters both large and small, from the birth of the milkshake to the rise of America's consumer culture. America's Corner Store is a genuine treat."
-James Tobin
the National Book Critics' Circle--Award winner, and author of To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight

"Run the business with your head. Lead the family with your heart. Walgreens' history is filled with good values, strong principles, and immense courage. A family business classic."
-Howard "Howdy" S. Holmes
President and CEO, "Jiffy" Mixes

"John Bacon has crafted a thorough, insightful, readable, and fascinating account of the development of Walgreens: one of the world's most compelling examples of the creation of shareholder value in conjunction with good corporate governance... all in a company run in a highly unique fashion as a 'family' business. As the store that everyone knows, Walgreens has become the envy of corporate America and the darling of shareholders, consistently producing investor returns that place it at the very top among its peers. This book will be required reading in my private equity class at Michigan Business School."
-Professor David Brophy
Director, Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance, University of Michigan Business School

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America’s Corner Store is the fascinating story of Walgreens, the most successful drugstore chain in the United States. From its founding as a family-run store in Chicago in 1901, Walgreens has grown into one of the largest food and drug retailers in the world. With more than 3,600 stores nationwide and the 6,000th scheduled to open by 2010, Walgreens has managed to survive and even thrive when other, better-known competitors, have not–earning regular spots on Fortune magazine’s lists of most admired and best performing companies.

The story of Walgreens’ remarkable rise to the top is one of grit and gumption, talent and tenacity, and an unfailing commitment to old-fashioned down-home values. Written in an engaging and highly readable style, this book offers both a colorful slice of Americana and a compelling corporate profile, expertly interweaving personal anecdotes with historic and economic insights.

In addition to such popular creations as the milkshake, Walgreens pioneered an impressive list of cutting-edge innovations including self-service shopping, economical store brands, the drive-through pharmacy, one-hour photo developing, and computerized prescription services.

But according to author John Bacon, it was Walgreens’ dogged adherence to fundamental values that helped the company survive depressions, recessions, boom times, and wars, while countless competitors have closed their doors. Walgreens’ success is based on a commitment to bedrock business principles and sound decision-making, such as:

  • Putting the pharmacy first, long before it became a big profit center
  • Hiring employees based on their character, not resumes
  • Recognizing performance by promoting from within
  • Treating employees like family
  • Making customers feel like welcome guests

Business readers and consumers alike will enjoy learning how superb management, modern merchandising, innovative store design, fair pricing, outstanding customer service, and an exceedingly high-quality pharmacy have fueled Walgreens’ astounding growth and continued success.

About the Author :

JOHN U. BACON has written on a wide variety of subjects for Time magazine, Fortune magazine, and the New York Times, among other publications, earning several national honors for his work. A former feature writer for the Detroit News, he has also authored Blue Ice: The Story of Michigan Hockey, ghost-written several business bestsellers, and currently hosts a weekly radio show. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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