DoorDash partners with Walgreens to deliver over-the-counter drugs and other health products – CNBC

Written by Kevin Stankiewicz

DoorDash announced a partnership Thursday with Walgreens Boots Alliance to deliver over-the-counter medication and other products from the drugstore chain.

The service is launching in the Chicago, Atlanta and Denver areas, with plans to expand to other markets throughout the summer, according to a news release. More than 2,300 products from the store are available for delivery.

DoorDash and CVS Health teamed up for a similar collaboration last month as the on-demand delivery start-up continues to widen its offerings outside of restaurants. In an interview Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” DoorDash COO Christopher Payne said the strategy has been influenced by the economic disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.

“One of the things we did in Covid is we shifted into going beyond restaurants and focused on empowering local economies by bringing other things that people want to be delivered to their home, and Walgreens is a perfect example of that,” Payne said.

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