Top 10 Retail Companies in the World 2016

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4. Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Walgreens Boots Alliance, an American public holding company, was founded on 31st December 2014 out of an alliance of Walgreens, Boots and other pharmaceutical and distribution companies and it is headquartered in Deerfield Illinois and operates in over 25 different countries. Its operations are divided into three main divisions viz.


Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International and Pharmaceutical Wholesale.

Retail Pharmacy USA presides over the Walgreens and Duane Reade subsidiaries which sell prescription and non-prescription drugs and a range, in addition to household goods and personal care products. Walgreens also sells consumer goods, besides providing health and wellness services.

Retail Pharmacy International division has a diversified portfolio of health and beauty related business spread across eight countries, with 4582 retail stores besides a significant online presence. It has Omni-channel offerings for its customers and presides over a myriad of well-sought-after brands. Boots Opticians also provides eye care services to customers including contact lenses and spectacles.

Alliance Healthcare brand drives the Pharmaceutical wholesale Division which acts as a medicine supplier and provider of innovative healthcare services to more than 1.4 lakh pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals in 12 different countries. This division differentiates itself by providing its customers frequent product delivery, delivery accuracy, timeliness and reliability at competitive prices.

With revenue of $ 103.4 bn and a revenue in excess of $4 bn, Walgreens Boots Alliance has made considerable footprint in the world of health and well-being retailer. Buoyed by its expertise in supply chain and procurement expertise, a well-diversified portfolio of products and brands and the synergy across its three divisions, it is well on its way to fulfill its purpose of helping people live a happy life.

Revenues: $116.5 Bn

Employees: 245000

Stores: 8177

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