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Retail
Walgreens Boosts Personalization Partnership

As it looks to deliver personalized health care and shopping offerings, Walgreens Boots Alliance has expanded its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe, one established to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform.

Retail
CVS Establishes 1,000 COVID-19 Test Sites

Delivering on a commitment the company made in April, CVS Health will open additional COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations to establish a total of 1,000 sites across more than 30 states and Washington, D.C.

Retail
CVS Expanding COVID-19 Test Sites

Building on the company’s efforts to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, on Friday, May 15, CVS Health will open more than 50 COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The opening of hundreds of additional test sites across the country will be announced over the next two weeks.

Retail
Walgreens Introduces Digital ‘Order Ahead’ Drive-Thru Shopping

Walgreens is providing a digital enhancement to its recently launched “on the spot” drive-thru shopping experience. Customers can now conveniently order select household essential and health and wellness products online in advance and then pay for and pick up these items at the company’s more than 7,300 participating pharmacy drive-thrus nationwide.

Retail
CVS To Expand COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

CVS Health joined with other pharmacy chains and retailers at the White House yesterday, April 27, to announce the next phase in COVID-19 testing. In addition to the large-scale test sites the company has been operating since March, CVS Health will utilize its expansive community presence to bring testing closer to home while maintaining strict safety standards.

Trade Shows
NACDS Names Ashworth Chairman

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has elected new officers, four new executive committee members and three newly elected board of directors members for the coming year.

Financials
Rite Aid Sales Rise, Loss Widens In Q4

As Rite Aid provides communities with essential care, services and products during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported sales growth in the fourth quarter, although the drug store retailer also saw its net loss widen.

Retail
Rite Aid Plans To Hire 5K Associates

Rite Aid has expanded actions the company is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning immediately, Rite Aid plans to hire 5,000 associates for full and part-time roles across the country to support store and distribution center teams. Positions will include cashiers, pharmacy technicians and distribution center associates.

Retail
CVS To Acquire Schnucks Pharmacies

CVS and Schnucks have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Pharmacy and certain of its subsidiaries to acquire Schnuck Markets Inc.’s retail and specialty pharmacy businesses. 

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