• Engadget reports that delivery service Door Dash now will deliver non-prescription items from CVS.
According to the story, "DoorDash customers in select cities can order over 3,000 items from CVS -- ranging from groceries to cleaning products and over-the-counter medicines. The deliveries will be no-contact by default, and users won’t be required to sign up for a delivery time slot or pre-schedule.
To start, the service will be available in Dallas, Houston, New York City and Philadelphia. DoorDash and CVS plan to expand the partnership in the Bronx, Brooklyn, San Francisco and Boston metro areas this summer."
CVS is the first drugstore chain to work with Door Dash.
• In the UK, the Mirror reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being urged by "business chiefs … to hit web giants like Amazon with tough new taxes to prevent ailing shops going under."
The story notes that "many firms were teetering on the brink before the pandemic hit and the high street has been losing £1.8billion a week in sales under the three-month shutdown … the Prime Minister was warned of the need to establish a level playing field with web giants.
"The online firms undercut physical rivals and the Covid-19 crisis has forced more shoppers to use them. And experts have long slammed the high rates and rents shops face."
The Mirror writes that accusation of tax avoidance continue to bedevil Amazon: "Amazon paid just £63million in business rates here in 2018 on reported sales of £8.8billion. By comparison, Marks & Spencer pays about £184million in rates on annual sales of £10.7billion, while Tesco pays £700million on sales of £63.9billion."