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Kroger Health reduces barriers to COVID treatment

Kroger Health reduces barriers to COVID treatment

CINCINNATI — Kroger Health is urging Americans to remain diligent in seeking proper testing and care for COVID-19.  In addition to administering 11 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to date, the company is supporting the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Test to Treat” initiative for patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at its 225 The Little Clinic locations in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio,

March sales climbed as COVID waned

NEW YORK — Despite growing uncertainty stoked by rising inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, retail sales posted another strong month in March as the U.S. economy continued to hum and the impact of COVID-19 continued to ebb. Consumer spending patterns also continued to move closer to pre-pandemic trends as people spent more on

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies to dispense COVID meds

Walmart, Sam’s Club pharmacies to dispense COVID meds

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Select Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies are ready to receive and dispense the FDA authorized COVID-19 antiviral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir as supplies allow. The medication will only be available at certain Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in a limited number of states until more supply is available. The medication is only

Retailers expected to up their e-commerce game

Online grocery sales skyrocketed to an unanticipated 133% year-over-year growth in 2020, compared to 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly shifted consumer shopping behavior online due to safety concerns; however, a much bigger problem in the industry resurfaced. That is the lack of complete and accurate online product data. For years, the industry has recognized the

Emerson’s Industry Day envisions post-COVID retail future

NEW YORK — The COVID-19 pandemic has left few major business sectors untouched, and retail — as well as the supplier community that serves it — is adapting to a landscape transformed by profound changes in consumer behavior and ­priorities. To help the industry navigate these uncharted waters, Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers

A Dog’s Life in China is Improving

A Dog’s Life in China is Improving

Editor’s note: In the ninth installment of their continuing series, Alice Wang and Ed Rowland, joined by longtime colleague and advisor Alf Luo, examine the impact of COVID on the Chinese pet care world accelerating trends already in place before the Pandemic. Part one is available here. Part two is available here. Part three is

Ahold Delhaize ups game during COVID

Ahold Delhaize ups game during COVID

The impact on retailers of the COVID-19 pandemic has varied considerably, even among sellers of essential products. Ahold Delhaize is one of the companies that, in the words of president and chief executive officer Frans Muller, has managed to “translate this unprecedented demand … into outstanding results.” Speaking after the release of Ahold Delhaize’s second