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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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Walgreens Boots Alliance launches digital experience, insights platform

Walgreens Boots Alliance is expanding its partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings.

Rite Aid storefront.

Rite Aid launches 26th annual Miracle Balloon campaign

Rite Aid customer donations during its annual Miracle Balloon fundraising campaign support treatments and healthcare services for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The webinar, conducted by DSN and moderated by Dan Mack, discussed the importance of creating and protecting inclusive, culturally competent and empathetic organizations.

Giant Food is debuting a new e-commerce shopping experience with personalized recommendations, rewards program benefits, coupons and pharmacy offerings.

Raley’s O-N-E Market features a curated assortment of products that are fresh, nutritious, organic when possible, minimally processed and sustainably sourced.

The Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorization for Kroger’s at-home COVID-19 test, which will be available first to front-line associates.

A healthcare worker giving a test to a person in a car.

The Department of Health and Human Services will extend its partnership with national pharmacy and grocery retail chains in order to provide Americans access to COVID-19 testing.

Walmart is piloting a store that replaces traditional, in-person checkout lanes with self-checkout kiosks in Fayetteville, Ark.

Blind and low-vision shoppers can now access the Aira app for free at Meijer stores.

CVS exterior.

CVS Health said it will continue to support the LGBT+ community, despite the new rule by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Private Label Manufacturers Association announced that its Annual Washington Conference, set for October 5 to 6, will be held online.

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Walgreens is teaming up with Greater Than AIDS to provide 10,000 OraQuick In-Home HIV Test kits in high need areas.

Revenue for the Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer totaled $6.03 billion and its net loss totaled $72.7 million for the quarter ended May 30, down from the $99.3 million net loss it posted in Q1 of its previous fiscal year. 

The newest Walmart Health store, which opened in Arkansas, went through a remodel that includes updated vision center and pharmacy concepts.

CVS Health’s Return Ready offers organizations a customizable COVID-19 testing solution, clinical protocols and reporting to meet their unique needs.

GNC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with plans to close at least 800 to 1,200 stores as it looks to cut its debt and restructure amid the COVID-19 crisis.

A Walgreens pharmacist giving a patient a vaccine.

Walgreens is resuming immunization services ahead of flu season, with safety measures that adhere to new CDC guidelines.

DSN's June cover story takes a look at what customers will be looking for and what retailers are doing as they take the next steps in reopening.

As of July, Charlotte’s Web will be part of the Emerson Group’s roster of CBD offerings.

With plans to sell 65.8 million shares of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ABI, Albertsons could bring in between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion with its initial public offering.

Target’s Order Pickup and Drive Up services now include fresh produce, dairy, bakery, meat and frozen products.

Beginning July 5, Target will be permanently raising its starting wage for team members in the United States to $15 per hour.

Walmart acquired the technology platform, patents and intellectual property of CareZone, which helps people manage their health information and medications.

CVS Pharmacy, through a partnership with DoorDash, is expanding its same-day home delivery offerings for health, beauty and wellness essentials.

The partnership between Ulta Beauty and Credo Beauty will premiere with eight clean beauty brands that are to be available for purchase during fall.

Through a digital storefront via the @Sephora account on Instagram, shoppers are able to purchase products from more than 80 brands right from their feed or stories.

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