As consumers seek safe and convenient options to pick up daily essentials amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens is expanding the product offering at its more than 7,300 pharmacy drive-thrus nationwide.
The retailer has added 60 front-end products for purchase at drive-thru, including household essentials. Additional products include cleaning supplies and sanitizers, select over-the-counter items such as cough/cold, pain/fever and immunity support, select grocery items, infant formula/adult nutrition, medical supplies, first aid and paper goods.
When there are no lines at drive-thrus, Walgreens pharmacy technicians can provide customers with the non-pharmacy products on the spot. If multiple vehicles are in line waiting for assistance, customers may be asked to drive back around to pick up their items.
“We are working around the clock to support our customers and patients who are relying on us more now than ever before,” said Lisa Badgley, svp/pharmacy and retail operations at Walgreens. “We’re continuing to quickly introduce new and different ways to meet customers’ needs for greater convenience during the COVID-19 pandemic while also promoting social distancing as one of the most important preventive measures we can take. We also ask that customers be patient as we work to provide this new and expanded service, as there may be wait times given current demand.”