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CVS plans free same-day delivery in some cities, next-day delivery nationwide

CVS plans free same-day delivery in some cities, next-day delivery nationwide

CVS Health Corp. is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts 70% of the U.S. population within three miles of one of its locations.

The nation's second-largest drugstore chain will start offering free, same-day deliveries in December from its sites in Manhattan. It will also expand next-day deliveries nationwide early next year and bring same-day service to several more cities.

Drugstores and other retailers have been pushing more customer-friendly services in recent years in part to counter competitive pressure from Amazon.com Inc. The online retail giant...

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