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

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These pharmacies topped J.D. Power's 2020 survey

The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Pharmacy Study found that nearly half (48%) of retail pharmacy customers have used at least one health- and wellness-oriented service provided by their pharmacy this year.

CVS exterior.

CVS Health delivers solid Q2 against pandemic headwinds

CVS Health's Q2 revenue hit $65.3 billion, while its net income rose 54.6% to $3 billion, even as retail traffic and script fills were soft.

Schnucks storefront.

Schnucks is adding new grab-and-go options from six Black-owned restaurants, including Royally Baked, The Fattened Calf, Patty’s Cheesecake, Bold Spoon Creamery, Miss Piggies and Cathy’s Kitchen.

Sean Slovenski, who has overseen health-and-wellness efforts at Walmart U.S. since 2018, will be departing the company, president and CEO John Furner told associates.

Costco reported that its sales in July rose 14.1% to $13.04 billion, from $11.43 billion in the year-ago period.

Walmart will begin showing drive-in movies, curated by the Tribeca Film Festival, in the parking lots of select stores beginning Aug. 14.

Paul Gilbert has been named general counsel and corporate secretary, making permanent the roles he had been serving in on an interim basis since May 21.

Bartell's storefront.

Bartell Drugs, in partnership with local radio station STAR 101.5 and World Vision, has adapted the School Tools program to reflect the changing needs of students and families during the pandemic.

Southeastern Grocers is supporting the American Heart Association’s “Life Is Why We Give” campaign via a three-week fundraiser.

Publix’s sales for the three months ended June 27 rose 21.8% to $11.4 billion, up from $9.3 billion in the year-ago period.

The Keasbey, N.J.-based cooperative will use Inmar’s suite of marketing technologies and services to drive shopper engagement. 

Hy-Vee storefront.

Hy-Vee is making it easier for SNAP/EBT beneficiaries to pay for grocery curbside pickup orders by accepting the program's electronic benefits transfer cards as payment at the time of pickup.

Costco is collaborating with Instacart on same-day delivery at 76 stores in Canada.

Walmart is cutting hundreds of corporate positions as it transforms into an omnichannel enterprise, according to a report by Bloomberg.

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