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Drugstore chain CVS pushes convenience with curbside pickups

Drugstore chain CVS pushes convenience with curbside pickups

CVS Health will spread its curbside pickup service to drugstores nationwide this year, as traditional retailers continue to hone their reputations for convenience and fight fierce competition online.

The nation's second largest drugstore chain has partnered with the Palo Alto, Calif.-based technology firm Curbside Inc. to create CVS Express, a program that lets shoppers buy products with an app and then pick them up about an hour later at a nearby store, where an employee will deliver them to the car.

CVS Health Corp. launched the free curbside pickup service in December at a dozen stores in San Francisco and has since expanded it to Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. The company...

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