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SN Top 10: Target, Publix, Walgreens top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, the top story was 5 things: The fall of the retail pharmacist. Pharmacists across the U.S. have decided they’ve reached a breaking point. Many say they are now doing multiple tasks, including vaccinations, and are being worked to the bone. In the meantime, retailers like CVS and Walgreens have been trying to grow their retail pharmacy game, including turning thousands of stores into community clinics. But it won’t work if the company can’t hire or retain its pharmacists

Among other top stories:

  • Albertsons, Walmart, Publix deal with fruit recall
  • Publix names new CEO, executive chairman, and president
  • Coborn’s sells 14 stores to Holiday Stationstores
  • Walgreens stores to close for Thanksgiving for the first time ever

In other news, Dollar General has agreed to pay just over $850,000 after it was discovered that stores in Wisconsin were overcharging shoppers, reports Madison affiliate WMTV. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection verified prices on over 7,000 products in over 200 Dollar General stores and found 662 instances where the prices were more at checkout than on the shelves.

More top stories: 

  • Target’s self-checkout policy not about reducing theft
  • Here’s how much more omnichannel shoppers spend
  • Grocers try to pull shoppers into bakery despite high prices
  • Winn-Dixie offering $30 Thanksgiving meal deal
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