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

Dollar General’s Q1 reports biggest same-store rise in years

Dollar General’s net income surged to $650 million, or $2.56 a share, in the quarter ended May 1, up from $385 million, or $1.48 a share, in the year-ago period.

CVS Pharmacy testing autonomous Rx delivery via Nuro

Nuro Partners will offer autonomous prescription delivery for CVS Pharmacy customers starting in June.

Sephora is offering Beauty Insider members new perks, including instant savings on purchases, point multiplier events, more sampling choices and exclusive experiences.

Southeastern Grocers finalized agreements to purchase multiple Lucky’s Market locations and Earth Fare grocery stores throughout the state of Florida.

Ira Kress has been appointed the new president of Giant Food, effective immediately.

Shoppers are able to purchase items displayed in @Target and @TargetStyle posts on Instagram, without leaving the social platform’s website or app.

Bartell's storefront.

During June, Bartell Drugs will be collecting nonperishable food items to support Food Lifeline, an organization that partners with 300 food banks, shelters and meal programs in the 17 counties of Western Washington.

Hy-Vee storefront.

Each Hy-Vee grocery store and drug store in Iowa has approximately 500 Hanes Defender cloth masks to distribute to customers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Costco’s net income fell to $838 million, but net sales increased by 7.3% to $36.45 billion in the quarter ended May 10.

Richard Ashworth is leaving Walgreens after a nearly 30-year career with the retailer to lead Tivity Health, a provider of fitness, nutrition and social engagement solutions.

This summer, the pharmacist training will be available to any pharmacist industry-wide with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits through the American Pharmacists Association.

CEO Larry Merlo spoke to Michael Strahan about plans to expand testing availability nationwide, noting that by June, the company will have the capacity to test 1.5 million Americans every month.

Columnist David Orgel discusses the ways that COVID-19 has seen retailers hone their skills in crisis operations and why they must retain these capabilities for the future.

The Sephora Health & Hygiene Guidelines include 48 safety and employee procedures that will take effect when select stores begin to reopen on May 22.

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