CVS Expands Curbside Pickup Nationwide, And More…

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CVS Curbside Pickup will soon be available at more than 4,100 U.S. stores, up from its current 361 locations. Customers place an order via the CVS App, and the order will be ready for pickup in about an hour at a designated store. CVS has been testing the service for six months, with the results being an increase in the number of people using it and a healthy number of repeat customers, according to the company. “I think it’s really a first to have a curbside pickup program deployed nationwide, at this many locations,” said Jason Waldman, CEO of Curbside, which has provided similar services to Sephora and Target…

Fairway Market has partnered with the French Ministry of Agriculture to celebrate the country’s gastronomic scene with sampling programs throughout the tri-state area through Sept. 29. French food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to sample newly available French delicacies, including pâté, jams, olive oils, fish rillettes and more at Fairway stores located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut…

According to the National Retail Federation, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the survey’s 11-year history. U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34, with more than 171 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities this year. According to the survey, consumers plan to spend $3.1 billion on costumes (purchased by 67 percent of Halloween shoppers), $2.5 billion on candy (94.3 percent), $2.4 billion on decorations (70 percent) and $390 million on greeting cards (35.4 percent).

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