Kroger and Walgreens launch pilot program to pick up groceries at the pharmacy

Kroger and Walgreens announced Tuesday the launch of a program enabling Walgreen's shoppers to pick up online orders of Kroger's groceries at some of the pharmacy's locations. The two are testing the idea at 13 Walgreens stores.

Kroger and Walgreens announced Tuesday the launch of a program enabling Walgreen's shoppers to pick up online orders of Kroger's groceries at some of the pharmacy's locations. The two are testing the idea at 13 Walgreens stores. The deal is the latest in a series of partnerships and combinations in which retailers have sought to offer new products and services as shopping habits change. Pharmacies have been losing sales of household products that can be purchased at conveniences stores or online. Grocers like Kroger are looking to add service and distinction as they compete against the union of Amazon and Whole Foods.