Walgreens encourages relationships with diverse businesses
in purchasing goods and services for:
Provide relevant or niche products that
align with the unique shopping patterns of our customers on a
community-specific or chain wide basis.
Provide necessary support services, such as
information technology, legal, construction, and facilities
maintenance, as well as professional services that enhance
Walgreens overall business operation and efficient execution.
Learn more about how to become a vendor with Walgreens on SupplierNet.
How We Define Diverse and Small Business
A qualified vendor must be a profit enterprise physically
located in the U. S. or its trust territories, operating in the
U.S. or its trust territories, and owned by a U.S. citizen.
Business Enterprise (MBE)
Business that is at least 51
percent owned, operated, and controlled by one or more ethnic
minority group member or, if publicly owned, at least 51 percent
of its stock is owned by one or more minority group members. A
minority group member is an individual who is Asian, Black,
Hispanic or Native American. The minority/ethnic owner(s) of the
business must be active in management and daily business
Business Enterprise (WBE) – Business that is at least is
51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman
Underutilized Business (HUB) – A business whose principal
office is located and operated within a "historically
underutilized business zone (HUBZone)" as designated and
certified by the Federal Government. The business must also be
owned, operated, and controlled by person(s) who are U.S.
citizens and have at least 35 percent of its employee base
residing within the HUBZone.
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-owned Business Enterprise
(LGBTBE) – A business that is at least 51 percent owned,
operated, managed, and controlled by a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual,
or transgender person or persons, and that exercises
independence from any non-LGBT business enterprise.
Business Enterprise (VBE) – A business that is at least
51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a service veteran
regardless of race/ethnicity.
Business Enterprise (DOBE) – A business that is (a) at
least fifty-one percent (51%) owned, operated, managed, and
controlled by individual(s) with a disability or
service-disabled veteran(s) who are either U.S. citizens or
lawful permanent resident; and (b) exercises independence from
any other non-disability-owned business enterprise.
Veteran-Owned Enterprise (SDVOE) – As recognized by the
Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of
Veteran Affairs for the purposes of federal contracting, a
service-disabled veteran-owned business must be at least 51
percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans, or in
the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51
percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more
service-disabled veterans. The management and daily business
operations must be controlled by one or more service-disabled
veterans, or in the case of a veteran with a permanent and
severe disability, a spouse or permanent caregiver of such
Business Enterprise (SBE) – A business operated by a
U.S. citizen, regardless of race/ethnicity background, that
meets a size standard defined by the SBA. The definition will
vary from industry to industry to reflect industry differences
accurately. The SBA also defines and regulates programs for the
Small Disadvantage Business (SDB). For more information visit www.sba.gov.