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Cork Walgreen

Chain drug legend Cork Walgreen dies

Chain drug legend Cork Walgreen dies

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Charles (Cork) Walgreen III, who led Walgreen Co. for nearly three decades, died last month at age 80. Walgreen, whose grandfather, Charles Walgreen Sr., opened the first Walgreens drug store in Chicago in 1901, was born in 1935 to Mary Ann Leslie and Charles Walgreen Jr. He would go on to become

Chain drug retailing loses a pair of icons

Chain drug retailing loses a pair of icons

The ranks of the chain drug industry’s giants continue to shrink — and, typically of a business that continues to grow, prosper and change, the tendency is to forget to remember what these icons ­accomplished. Last month, two executives who were instrumental in building chain drug retailing passed away. They were radically different, yet remarkably