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CVS heats up competition with Walgreens via mobile-enabled curbside pickup

April 20, 2016

CVS Health is bringing mobile delivery to the mainstream drugstore industry through a native integration of ordering service Curbside in its application, a move that takes omnichannel experiences in this competitive retail landscape beyond the now-standard in-store pickup.

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Walgreens updates app for seamless experiences from Web search

March 17, 2016

Walgreens’ latest update to its iOS application includes 3D Touch and Touch ID integrations as well as the ability to search certain keywords from the Web to directly access specific in-app features.

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CVS doctors up digital pharmacy to drive mobile prescription refills

November 20, 2015

CVS is opening the doors to its mobile pharmacy, featuring a variety of tools giving customers the ability to manage their health while on-the-go, which the retailer hopes will decrease healthcare costs as well as encourage prescription refills.

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Walgreens unpacks mobile telehealth expansion alongside new loyalty app

November 11, 2015

Walgreens is bringing its suite of telehealth services to mobile users in 20 new states as part of a significant expansion, in addition to rolling out the loyalty-boosted Walgreens Connect application for measuring glucose and blood pressure levels.

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Walgreens prescribes better loyalty as Apple Pay’s premiere rewards partner

November 6, 2015

Walgreens is streamlining the in-store checkout process by becoming the first to intertwine Apple Pay with its loyalty program, enabling customers to scan only once to pay and receive rewards.

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Walgreens’ new app anticipates users’ needs with intelligent messaging

August 21, 2015

Walgreens anticipates customers’ needs in the first redesign of its mobile application in several years, using widgets to bring forward contextual, timely messages on the home screen so users can get in and out as quickly as possible.

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Apple Pay momentum builds as holdout Rite Aid jumps in

August 12, 2015

Rite Aid has switched course on mobile payments and will now accept a variety of options, including Apple Pay, after previously holding out in order to support MCX, a consortium of retailers, including the drugstore chain, developing their own payments program.

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Walgreens prescribes telehealth expansion to additional platforms, geographies

June 11, 2015

Walgreens is expanding a telehealth pilot that launched late last year on smartphones, bringing it to additional locations as well as adding desktop and tablet functionality.

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Target drives mobile commerce sales with flashy pictures on Instagram

March 26, 2015

Discount retailer Target is driving product sales through colorful images on Twitter and Instagram with a high engagement rate.

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CVS debuts revamped app as it battles Walgreens for mhealth leadership

February 4, 2015

CVS/pharmacy is competing with Walgreens, another pioneer in the mobile health sector, by rolling out a revamped mobile application with a more user-friendly layout, text alert options for prescription pick-up and a streamlined experience in the ExtraCare rewards section, proving that pharmacies must offer in-store features on mobile to retain customer loyalty.

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