Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Albertsons LLC is expanding its pharmacy-delivered immunization practice to serve children as young as age 3. The retailer will begin offering at-home COVID-19 test kits in select market areas.

Giant Eagle is offering a checkout-free experience at its Pittsburgh-area location.

Rouses Enterprises LLC plans to test drone grocery delivery service at a Rouses Market store in Mobile, AL.

Thorntons LLC hosted its first ever drive-thru hiring event for its east end Louisville, KY, convenience stores.

Whole Foods Market Inc. will offer grocery pick up from 480 stores by the end of the month.



1-800 Inc. is planning to hire more than 10,000 seasonal employees, quadrupling its holiday season workforce. Inc. will host its 2020 Career Day on September 16. This year it will be a virtual event.

H&M, Primark, and Zara will open their stores at American Dream, the New Jersey mega-mall, on Oct. 1.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. is opening 20 more seasonal pop-ups this year than normal. It’s also launched a virtual waitlist to eliminate the lines that often form outside its stores.

Michaels Stores Inc. plans to hire over 16,000 seasonal positions to strengthen its buy-online, pickup in-store team in preparation for the 2020 holiday season.

Scheels Sports is equipping its store associates with a mobile POS/CRM solution, the Oracle Cloud POS system.

Walmart Stores Inc. launched a pilot program to offer grocery delivery by drone from a Fayetteville, NC, store.



Chick-fil-A Inc. is expanding their menu instead of trimming it like their competitors. The chain has added two new types of coffee and a dessert brownie to their menu.

Coolgreens will open a franchised virtual kitchen in Orlando this October followed by a physical location next year. This will be the brand’s first virtual kitchen.

Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. is now offering to deliver premium cuts of meat and pre-cooked sides straight to consumers. These grocery store style offerings are part of the company’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

New York City is planning to re-open indoor dinning on September 30th. The restaurants will be allowed to reopen at 25% capacity and the local government will reassess the situation in November to consider allowing 50% capacity.

Roy Rogers Restaurants is now offering delivery through Uber Eats.