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News and information on retail pharmacy chains, including chain drug stores, mass merchants, supermarkets and independent pharmacies.

Giant Food pledges support to local food banks

Giant Food is donating 1,200 hams and $550,000 to five Feeding America food banks to help provide meals to families impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Walmart, Sam’s Club adding plexiglass barriers to pharmacy lanes

Walmart has started installing plexiglass barriers at pharmacy lanes and also is waiving fees on telehealth doctor visits for associates.

Hy-Vee and Kroger have installed temporary window panels at checkouts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

CVS Health is taking additional steps to limit stockpiling of drugs that are used to treat chronic conditions as interest in off-label use of these medicines to treat COVID-19 grow.

Target is putting a temporary hold on some of its store remodeling and growth initiatives to minimize potential disruptions as it focuses on serving customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Albertsons has forged a partnership with 17 companies to provide part-time jobs to partners' employees who have been furloughed or had their employment hours cut back. 

Ulta Beauty is looking to leverage its digital and e-commerce platforms to help drive sales during the temporary store closures.

A Publix associate in Georgia tested positive for COVID-19, and in response, the retailer has completed a disinfection-level deep clean of the store in accordance with guidelines.

The company's more than 7,300 pharmacy drive-throughs now offer more than 60 front-end products, among them household essentials Walgreens chose specifically to support efforts to prevent infection or mitigate symptoms. 

Through its charitable foundation, BJ’s Wholesale Club will donate $500,000 to support local and national organizations aiding in COVID-19 efforts.

Target will raise its pay for employees by $2 an hour until at least May 2, and offer paid leave for up to 30 days for team members most at risk for contracting COVID-19.

Major retailers are awarding bonuses, expanding employee benefits and launching unprecedented hiring drives as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

The testing site opened Monday following Rite Aid's joining of the White House COVID-19 Response Working Group.

The Path to Purchase Institute, a sister company of Drug Store News, recently conducted a survey to figure out just what sort of impact the pandemic was having on shopper behavior. 

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