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SN Top 10: Walmart, Hy-Vee, H-E-B top the week's headlines

In this week’s recap of the Top 10 most popular Supermarket News articles, Walmart offering COVID-19 antiviral prescriptions was ranked as the week’s top story. At selected pharmacy locations, Walmart is set to receive and dispense two COVID-19 antiviral medications authorized by Food and Drug Administration just before the holiday break. Walmart said Pfizer’s Paxlovid and Merck’s Molnupiravir, both oral medicines, will be available at some Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies this week as supplies allow. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Hy-Vee set to expand into new states
  • H-E-B expands presence in Houston
  • SkipTheDishes makes foray into e-grocery market
  • Ralphs debuts restaurant kitchen in Westwood L.A. store

Also this week, FMI-The Food Industry Association (FMI) and the National Grocers Association (NGA) were among more than 30 industry associations calling on President Joe Biden and the National Governors Association to prioritize critical infrastructure workers for COVID-19 testing.

Other top stories: 

  • Walmart goes EV in building out last-mile delivery fleet
  • Southeastern Grocers bolsters store base in 2021
  • Supply chain, labor woes dominate retailer concerns for 2022
  • Strong December sales give Costco early Q2 boost


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