| Walgreens Boots Alliance is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in retail pharmacy. Co.'s reportable segments are: U.S., which consists its Walgreens business including the operations of retail drugstores, health and wellness services, and mail and other pharmacy services with principal retail pharmacy brands such as Walgreens and Duane Reade, and its equity method investment in AmerisourceBergen Corporation; and International, which consists of pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses outside the U.S. with principal retail pharmacy brands such as Boots, Benavides and Ahumada, and the pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution business in Germany. |
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