Most Trusted Online Shopping Site: Amazon
When Amazon opened its virtual doors in 1995, it offered only books. The first one sold? The scintillating Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought. Amazon began selling music, DVDs, and videos in 1998, with other consumer products available the following year. In 2014, customers ordered more than 2 billion products on the site.
Most Trusted National Pharmacy/Drug Store: Walgreens*
As a teenager, Charles Walgreen injured his finger in an accident working at a shoe factory. He could no longer play sports, so he got a job at Horton’s Drugstore in Dixon, Illinois. Walgreen later moved to Chicago and worked with some of the city’s leading pharmacists before opening his own store—just 50 x 20 feet in size—in 1901. It was known for its customer service. While taking phone orders, Walgreen repeated the order slowly and kept talking so his assistant could deliver the goods before the customer hung up the phone. Today, Walgreens is America’s largest drugstore chain with more than 8,200 stores. *Statistical tie with another brand
Most Trusted National Pharmacy/Drug Store: CVS Pharmacy*
Know what CVS stands for? “Consumer Value Stores.” The first location opened in 1963 in Lowell, Massachusetts, selling health and beauty products; the first stores with pharmacies opened a few years later. By 1985, the company reached $1 billion in annual sales. Today, CVS has 7,800 retail pharmacies. CVS made recent headlines when it committed to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products to help customers commit to a healthier lifestyle. *Statistical tie with another brand