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.
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.
Rite Aid has partnered with Instacart, which will allow customers to conveniently order and receive essential health care and grocery items delivered directly to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
In the second quarter, Walgreens retail sales in the U.S. edged up as the company prepared for the spread of COVID-19 to the country.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.