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The latest news and information on products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

BJ’s Wholesale Club to begin team member temperature checks

The retailer has begun to take temperature checks of its team members as they report to work at all of its locations and will close its doors on April 12, to give employees a day of rest.

NACDS’ online maps show which states empower pharmacies to meet COVID-19 demand

NACDS’ online maps show further action is needed to remove barriers to pharmacy patient care immediately.

A pharmacist with a patient.

NCPA CEO Doug Hoey applauds community pharmacists for their efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Ahold Delhaize issued a first-quarter business update and 2020 profit outlook, reporting a 34% U.S. sales boost for the month of March.

Southeastern Grocers is looking to give its employees a day of rest by closing its doors on Easter Sunday, April 12.

CVS exterior.

CVS Health is providing Massachusetts residents with on-the-spot COVID-19 testing and results at no cost, using the new Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test.

The company said that it is working to finalize the sites with the Department of Health and Human Services, with a focus on select hotspot markets in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas.

L’Oréal USA made a $200,000 donation to the Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports licensed professionals who have been unable to work during the pandemic.

Walmart is limiting the number of customers who can be in a store at any one time, and employees will mark a queue at a single-entry door.

The Rite Aid Foundation has new leadership and is wasting no time in providing funds to support COVID-19 relief efforts.

Sandoz will continue to operate its oral solids and dermatology business as part of the Sandoz U.S. business.

Stuffed Puffs’ chocolate-on-chocolate flavor features cocoa marshmallows filled with milk chocolate.

CVS Health's rapid COVID-19 drive-through testing sites in Georgia, and Rhode Island will provide on the spot test results, while its pop-up pharmacy in New Orleans will provide maintenance medication and counseling for certain COVID-19 patients.

Meijer has begun to monitor the number of customers entering its doors during each shopping trip.

This month, DSN recognizes the OTC companies at the forefront of innovation that are pushing to make consumers’ lives the healthiest they can be.

The diclofenac sodium topical gel 1% is over the counter for nonprescription use through the company’s prescription Rx-to-OTC switch process.

Ulta Beauty will temporarily furlough several salon and store associates, effective April 19.

MyKirei was founded on the credence that caring for oneself, society and the world makes life more beautiful, the company said.

Giant Food is implementing one-way aisle traffic and a customer count limit in all of its stores.

Innovation co-president Marvin Richardson takes over as CEO on April 25, succeeding Mary Reno, and co-president Tom Boyer will become chief strategy officer.

CVS exterior.

CVS Pharmacy field leaders and managers will select local organizations to receive donations.

A pharmacist handing a prescription to a patient.

A new Indiana law allows a pharmacist to substitute a therapeutic alternative for epinephrine products.

SmartSweets’ Sweet Chews are available in mango, strawberry and watermelon flavors.

Fire Department Coffee’s new image is reflective of the vintage spirit labels that are steeped in heritage, the company said.

Walgreens is expanding the Walgreens Find Care platform with new services and features in an effort to encourage care access while supporting social distancing.

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