In the first quarter, Walgreens Boots Alliance earnings slipped as the company divested its pharmaceutical wholesale business and boosted its investment in VillageMD while accelerating the rollout of full-service primary care clinics in stores.
In a season when holiday shopping began early, November retail sales dipped from the month before but still enjoyed a sixth consecutive year-over-year gain, according to the National Retail Federation.
Deloitte has released the latest edition of the company’s “Global State of the Consumer Tracker,” which points to gains in consumer confidence and convenience-based shopping habits.
CVS Health said it is recruiting qualified candidates to fill 15,000 jobs. These new and existing positions will help the company continue to respond to the needs of communities across the country during the fall and winter months when the incidences of COVID-19 and the flu are expected to increase.
In another indication that wellness is becoming a bigger influence on retail, Sam’s Club has entered into a collaboration with virtual primary care provider 98point6 to provide its members exclusive telehealth virtual clinic services via a text-based app.
Hudson’s Bay is introducing a new initiative to extend its enhanced health and safety measures in its stores. With customer and associate well-being top of mind, select Hudson’s Bay locations will now feature CleanSlate UV sanitizers, a technology that uses medical-grade UV rays to sanitize objects like cell phones, wallets, keys and bank cards.
As coronavirus continues to create shopping concerns, Kmart is partnering with ScriptDrop to introduce a service that provides prompt home delivery of prescriptions within a 10-mile radius of its pharmacy operations, Monday through Friday.
At a time when many major retailers are expanding wellness products and services, Amazon has developed a pilot program with Crossover Health, a provider of primary care services, to establish local, convenient health centers near Amazon fulfillment centers and operations facilities across the country.
At a time when major drug chains are using wellness initiatives to differentiate their operations from cross-channel competitors that provide pharmacy services, Walmart has acquired specific assets of CareZone, including the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property, to provide a way for its customers to organize health information and access vital health services.
A new report from global market research company Euromonitor International identifies six themes it identified as reshaping consumer goods and services in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.