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Amazon looks to move into the US +$4B marketplace of prescription medications
Amazon looks to muscle into the US $400B (and growing) marketplace of prescription medications
Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy, a delivery service for prescription medications

A little over two years after its $753 million acquisition of the prescription medicine delivery service PillPack, Amazon has finally launched Amazon Pharmacy, its online and mobile prescription medication ordering and fulfillment service.

Using a secure pharmacy profile, customers can add their insurance information, manage prescriptions, and choose payment options all through Amazon’s service. And in another small push toward wider healthcare services, and not just selling items (although, yes, the goal is to sell items), users are provided with "self-service help" tools on Amazon’s portal, and they also have the option to speak to pharmacists over the phone for advice: "Friendly and knowledgeable pharmacists are available 24/7 to answer questions about medications." Service is free and discounts are offered with Prime membership.

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Bottoms up: How grocers can keep alcohol sales pouring in
Bottoms up: How grocers can keep alcohol sales pouring in

The Economist reports: New technological behaviors will outlast the pandemic: Italian grannies have discovered online shopping
The Economist reports: New technological behaviors will outlast the pandemic: Italian grannies have discovered online shopping

Led by surges in e-commerce Walmart, 3rd Qtr net sales climbed 6.2% to $88.35B from $83.19B a year ago. Comparable sales grew 6.3% year over year.
Led by surges in e-commerce Walmart, 3rd Qtr net sales climbed 6.2% to $88.35B from $83.19B a year ago. Comparable sales grew 6.3% year over year.

Spain-based on-demand delivery app Glovo is spinning up a B2B logistics unit for super speedy urban delivery
Spain-based on-demand delivery app Glovo is spinning up a B2B logistics unit for super speedy urban delivery