Retail Roundup—Walmart adds pickup towers; CVS app to identify cheaper drugs

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The CVS app now allows consumers to identify cheaper Rx options. (CVS)

Kroger to hire 11,000

Kroger will hire 11,000 employees in its supermarket divisions, including Fred Meyer and Mariano's Fresh Market stores. At least 2,000 of these roles will be management positions. (Reuters)

Walmart adds more pickup towers

Walmart will add hundreds of new Pickup Towers at its physical stores across the U.S. After adding 500 more Pickup Towers, Walmart will have 700 of its delivery kiosks ready for use by the end of 2018. (Fortune)

Lord & Taylor president steps down

Lord & Taylor President Liz Rodbell announced she would be stepping down from her position after 30 years with the company. Rodbell will leave at the end of April after the company finishes its digital launch on Walmart.com. (Footwear News)

CVS app to identify cheaper drugs

CVS introduced a new platform known as the RX Savings Finder, which will enable pharmacists and consumers to easily find identical, cheaper drugs to brand names. The software flags less expensive equivalents and will ask pharmacists to seek permission with doctors to make the switch. It is available through the CVS Caremark app. (The Washington Post)