Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

 7-Eleven Inc. announced it plans to hire more than 20,000 new workers to meet continued demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Meijer Inc. is offering customers text-accessible pharmacy customer experience. The new contactless pharmacy tool can manage prescriptions, schedule vaccinations and allow customers to fill out required forms.

 Southeastern Grocers has teamed up with Uber to offer online grocery delivery service in Florida through its Cornershop-powered e-grocery marketplace.



 CVS Health is adding more than 2,000 new COVID-19 drive-thru test sites. The company expects to have more than 4,000 operating by mid-October.

 It’Sugar has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the effects of the pandemic. The retailer plans to continue to operate its stores while the bankruptcy proceedings are ongoing.

 Lowe’s Companies Inc. is adding pickup lockers at all U.S. stores. The retailer will install the self-service lockers for buy-online-pickup-in-store orders by the end of March 2021, but plans to have the lockers installed in most major metro markets by Thanksgiving.

 Sam’s Club plans to roll out its contactless Scan & Go Fuel feature to clubs across the country by the end of the year.

 Walmart Stores Inc. is using drone delivery to send at-home COVID-19 self-collection kits through a partnership with Quest Diagnostics and DroneUp.

 Walmart Stores Inc. plans to hire more than 20,000 seasonal associates in its e-commerce fulfillment centers across the country.



 CEC Entertainment Inc. is getting rid of their paper tickets and moving towards eTickets. The move was prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the company will be destroying more than 7 billion paper tickets.

 Luby’s Inc. CEO Christopher Pappas is considering buying some assets of the company. Luby’s is planning a full liquidation of its assets pending shareholder approval.