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•  Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop announced that it plans to hire for some 5,000 jobs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey, with NBC News reporting that the roles will be "permanent and include positions in bakery, deli, grocery, seafood, produce, front end night crew and online pickup. Stop & Shop is also hiring home delivery drivers and shoppers, as well as selectors at its distribution centers."

These are jobs are in addition to the 5,000 jobs that were created in March at the beginning of the pandemic.

•  Managed Healthcare Executive reports that Hy-Vee is launching a new subsidiary called Vivid Clear Rx that "will offer affordable pharmacy benefit management services to Hy-Vee’s more than 88,000 employees as well as other employers looking to maximize their employee benefits spending."

"“Health care spending continues to be a leading concern for employers across the country, and every business wants to make sure they are providing the best benefits for their employees at the best value,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee chairman, CEO and president, in a prepared statement, adding that the company is "leveraging our experience in the pharmacy industry and the expertise we’ve gained from serving millions of pharmacy patients to help other employers make the most of every health care dollar they’re investing in their employees.”

•  Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co. announced that it is "extending its discount programs through Jan. 5, 2021 for senior citizens and critical and emergency service providers in all four of its banners – Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s.

"BGC is extending the five percent (5%) daily discount for senior citizens which started on March 18. The discount is available upon request to customers age 60 or older with valid ID. BGC is also still strongly encouraging that the first two hours of operations be reserved as a dedicated time for senior citizens and critical and emergency service providers. The company is asking for the community’s help in honoring this practice allowing any senior customers to move to the front of the check-out line throughout the day."