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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 in promoting racial equality

Giant Food has pledged a total of $500,000 to help support long-standing community partner organizations and local historically black colleges and universities.

Bed Bath & Beyond offering same-day delivery

Bed Bath & Beyond is now offering same-day delivery within hours of purchase.

Ahead of the holiday season, Target is looking to expand its contactless resources in order to make shopping easier, as well as abide by social distancing measures.

According to a survey from RetailMeNot, 66% of respondents said they plan to spend the same amount of money or more during the holiday season in order to create a sense of normalcy and keep traditions alive.

The Rite Aid Foundation has donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support the organization’s efforts to provide food, water and shelter to evacuees. 

The discount retailer has promoted company veteran Emily Taylor, who formerly served as senior vice president of channel innovation, to executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.

With revenue of $5.98 billion and a significantly narrowed net loss compared with the prior year's second quarter, Rite Aid posted solid fiscal Q2 results driven by strong growth in retail pharmacy and pharmacy services.

Costco Wholesale ended its fiscal year on a strong note as consumers continued to shop its stores to stock up on items amid the pandemic.

Omer Gajial, a former executive at Amazon and PepsiCo, has been named Albertsons' senior vice president of pharmacy and health.

The new sites in eight states bring the retailer’s total sites — which offer free testing in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services — to 303. 

Sephora and Instacart have partnered on the same-day delivery of makeup, skin care, hair care, wellness, beauty tools and fragrances at in-store pricing.

Kroger is rolling out artificial intelligence solutions designed to alert customers of self-checkout errors.

Sam’s Club’s latest partnership is focused on making virtual primary care more accessible for its members.

Walmart is expanding its burgeoning drone delivery efforts to offer at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits via drone through a partnership with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp.

Walmart is introducing a new team-based operating model for its supercenters that includes higher wages for some of its salaried and hourly store employees.

Giant Food’s mobile clinics will be available throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware through October.

Publix Pharmacy has opened a full-serve pharmacy in Halifax Health Medical Center, providing patients with access to prescription and over-the-counter medications.

The World Mental Health Day Summit & Concert will feature artists, business leaders and mental health experts to highlight mental wellness and practices for fighting depression and anxiety. 

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More than 80% of AllianceRx Walgreens Prime’s specialty patients are eligible to complete clinical assessments online.

Schnucks is making a $100,000 donation to be used to supply students in St. Louis with iPads and laptops, as well as to provide wireless hotspots.

Meijer’s contactless pharmacy tool allows patients the ability to manage their prescriptions, schedule vaccinations, fill out required forms and confirm prescription pickup times.

CVS Health's plans to add 2,000 more COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will bring its total number of sites to 4,000 by mid-October.

A new shopper survey from Mercatus and Incisiv expects sales of groceries online to account for 21.5% of total grocery sales by 2025, an estimate of $250 billion.

Publix has begun a register donation program, benefitting the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sally relief efforts, that allows shoppers to donate any amount by adding it to their grocery total when checking out in select stores.

The “Yuk to Yum” service, normally valued at $2.99, will be free for a limited time at all Kinney Drugs’ locations.

The Walgreens Test & Protect program is part of the retailer’s larger efforts to expand its COVID-19 testing capacity, including an expanded capability to allow for more than 500,000 tests per month. 

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