It was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. The Walgreens headquarters office is in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
Walgreens is a neighborhood drugstore with a lot of extras. Stores specialize in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and photo services.
And you can shop for many reasonably priced household goods.
In 2014 the company agreed to purchase the remaining 55% of Switzerland-based Alliance Boots that it did not already own to form a global business.
Under the terms of the purchase, the two companies merged to form a new holding company, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., on December 31, 2014.
Walgreens became a subsidiary of the new company, which retains its Deerfield headquarters and trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol WBA.
About Duane Reade
Duane Reade is one of the most recognized drugstore chains in metropolitan New York. In 2010, Duane Reade became part of the Walgreens family of companies and today their stores carry an extensive assortment of pharmacy items as well as cosmetics, greeting cards, and photo processing, etc.
On April 9, 2010, Duane Reade was acquired by the Walgreen Company for $1.075 billion consisting of $618 million in cash and $427 million of assumed debt.
Can You Send a Fax at Walgreens?
The store’s policy is that you cannot send or receive a fax at any Walgreens location. Walgreen’s customer service explained that they do not have any fax machines in stores that are available for public use.
We also contacted several Walgreens and Duane Reade stores to check if they may have fax machines, and they also confirmed that they do not offer fax services to the public.
Walgreens did suggest that if you need fax services to send or receive a fax, it is best to check with a local office supply or UPS store for assistance. Many office-related services like copying, printing, and faxing are not available at drugstores like Walgreens or Duane Reade.
Here are the services that Walgreens and Duane Reade do offer:
Photo Center — You can print your digital photos, make photo books, order mugs or other memorabilia with your photos, take passport photos, and more.
Pharmacy — You can pick up prescriptions, buy over-the-counter meds, get your flu shot, and more.
Health Clinic — Some locations have basic clinics, where you can make appointments to see a medical professional and get care for basic health concerns. They also treat some minor illnesses. It’s best to check with each location to determine what treatments they provide.
Western Union — Walgreens is a Western Union agent, which means you can send/receive money transfers and pay bills.
It’s best to contact a shipping store like UPS or FedExto see if they offer faxing services. Other possibilities include office supply stores like Staples, Office Max, or Office Depot, as they are very likely to have fax services available.
Store representatives may even be able to take care of your faxing for you while you shop. There are some grocery stores that offer public access to fax machines for convenience.
It might be worth a call to double-check with your local grocer. Also, try your local public library, a hotel, or your bank for these faxing services.
Finally, there are also no fax services at any Walgreens owned stores like Duane Reade. In spite of Walgreens not having a fax machine or offering fax services, there are other options to send or receive a fax.
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