PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle is the latest supermarket to enhance its pharmacy service with free prescription delivery.


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Beginning Monday, the chain will hand deliver prescriptions for free within a 10-mile radius of 22 stores in Central Ohio. 

Orders called in by 11 a.m. will be delivered same-day, according to reports. Payments can be made over the phone or upon delivery with a credit card or cash.

"We are excited to have recently piloted our first far-reaching market wide free prescription service in Columbus, Ohio," said Giant Eagle spokesman Dan Donovan. "To date we have offered the service in select locations in other markets. Our current focus is to ensure the program's success in these stores, and at this time there are no plans for additional broad market expansion."

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Wegmans Food Markets, Rochester, N.Y., recently began offering free 5- to 7-day shipping nationwide on prescription orders placed in-store or via Wegmans Pharmacy Online, which enables users to sign in, refill a prescription, check their order status, and set up automatic refills on their desktop. Express delivery (1-2 days) costs $18.95.

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