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Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 8:59 a.m. ET Aug. 19, 2020 | Updated 11:18 a.m. ET Aug. 20, 2020

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New York City is gradually reopening stores previously deemed nonessential in a turning point in the city’s three-month-long coronavirus lockdown. Retailers along 5th Avenue reopened Thursday for delivery and curbside pickup. (June 11) AP Domestic

Curbside pickup continues to drive sales for retailers while selling convenience to shoppers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With some shoppers aiming to make fewer trips into stores and more retailers offering in-store and curbside pickup, options are growing at a record pace in popularity and sales at Target and Walmart.

As part of its quarterly earnings Wednesday, Target CEO Brian Cornell said its Drive Up curbside pickup grew an “astonishing 730%” over the same quarter in 2019. Its Shipt online delivery service grew more than 350% year over year.

Americans have turned to online shopping more since the start of the pandemic with digital sales growing 195% at Target and 97% at Walmart in the second quarter.

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Since the pandemic, Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Old Navy and Signet Jewelers have added curbside service allowing consumers to pick up orders without leaving the car. On Wednesday, Tailored Brands added buy-online-pick-up-in-store orders, which includes curbside, at hundreds of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos A Bank stores.

Sam’s Club added curbside pickup to stores, and Aldi added the service to 600 stores by the end of July.

At Target, orders are typically available within a few hours, and there’s no minimum order required for free pickup. Walmart, which recently combined its grocery app with its main app to allow consumers to shop for items in multiple departments, has a $35 minimum for free curbside pickup.

<img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4036cd126946b5e43172e02e5bc6c5b6a5a47e22/c=714-0-2142-1904/local/-/media/2020/05/19/USATODAY/usatsports/MotleyFool-TMOT-a6f96840-kohls.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="Kohl's added curbside pickup before it started to reopen stores temporarily closed due to COVID-19.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4036cd126946b5e43172e02e5bc6c5b6a5a47e22/c=714-0-2142-1904/local/-/media/2020/05/19/USATODAY/usatsports/MotleyFool-TMOT-a6f96840-kohls.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/03/31/USAT/1b5146b0-d9ee-476e-8628-328af09e8814-bestbuy_curbside.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Best Buy started offering curbside pickup while stores were closed due to COVID-19.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/03/31/USAT/1b5146b0-d9ee-476e-8628-328af09e8814-bestbuy_curbside.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/8b54f8f42bb5c6e5c22d6cd32354b4734b264852/c=1381-0-4009-3504/local/-/media/2017/12/21/USATODAY/USATODAY/636494677490070820-ALDIAP-Aldi-More-Grocery-Stores.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="Aldi said it was adding curbside pickup at 600 stores by the end of July.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/8b54f8f42bb5c6e5c22d6cd32354b4734b264852/c=1381-0-4009-3504/local/-/media/2017/12/21/USATODAY/USATODAY/636494677490070820-ALDIAP-Aldi-More-Grocery-Stores.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/28f4fdf8d742d8bee5df79e49eefa7f968d6ec2a/c=396-0-971-767/local/-/media/2020/04/21/USATODAY/usatsports/imageForEntry20-0NA.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="Dick's Sporting Goods rolled out curbside pickup and curbside returns during the pandemic.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/28f4fdf8d742d8bee5df79e49eefa7f968d6ec2a/c=396-0-971-767/local/-/media/2020/04/21/USATODAY/usatsports/imageForEntry20-0NA.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” />Apple is giving consumers the options to pick up their orders curbside.Barnes & Noble.Ace Hardware.Big Lots.<img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0f42e32787c67e840e95e667e4b8fc2d8fc90f80/c=395-0-971-768/local/-/media/2020/02/21/USATODAY/usatsports/247WallSt.com-247WS-597674-gamestop-store.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="GameStop added curbside pickup while it kept some of its stores closed. ” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0f42e32787c67e840e95e667e4b8fc2d8fc90f80/c=395-0-971-768/local/-/media/2020/02/21/USATODAY/usatsports/247WallSt.com-247WS-597674-gamestop-store.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/07/22/USAT/be2e5aa6-6533-4547-ac63-14ab0f482878-gnc.JPG?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="GNC has added curbside at locations in shopping plazas. The retailer plans to close up to 1,200 locations.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/07/22/USAT/be2e5aa6-6533-4547-ac63-14ab0f482878-gnc.JPG?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” />Home Depot, even as many of its locations remained open during the pandemic.<img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/9402746405bc50b6e0377988b5f4f8ab97ca366e/c=1870-0-3716-2461/local/-/media/2020/06/09/USATODAY/usatsports/retail-department-stores-jc-penney-jcp.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="J.C. Penney started offering curbside pickup at some of its locations as they reopen after temporary COVID-19 closures.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/9402746405bc50b6e0377988b5f4f8ab97ca366e/c=1870-0-3716-2461/local/-/media/2020/06/09/USATODAY/usatsports/retail-department-stores-jc-penney-jcp.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/25/USAT/02b0b943-f73f-4514-9e26-75037eeca11c-JoannFabrics3.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Arts and crafts retailers Michaels and JOANN both introduced curbside pickup during the pandemic.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/25/USAT/02b0b943-f73f-4514-9e26-75037eeca11c-JoannFabrics3.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” />Lowe's, like Home Depot, offered curbside pickup while staying open as an essential business.<img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2d8b922621fa94dcd3f3854074c01e26cf783208/c=308-0-922-819/local/-/media/2020/06/16/USATODAY/usatsports/MotleyFool-TMOT-87c7fc2a-lcuc_1_high.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="Macy's reopened stores performing better than expected with many adding curbside pickup.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2d8b922621fa94dcd3f3854074c01e26cf783208/c=308-0-922-819/local/-/media/2020/06/16/USATODAY/usatsports/MotleyFool-TMOT-87c7fc2a-lcuc_1_high.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0f42e32787c67e840e95e667e4b8fc2d8fc90f80/c=395-0-971-768/local/-/media/2019/11/26/USATODAY/usatsports/247WallSt.com-247WS-594920-michaels-stores.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="Arts and crafts retailers Michaels and JOANN both introduced curbside pickup during the pandemic.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0f42e32787c67e840e95e667e4b8fc2d8fc90f80/c=395-0-971-768/local/-/media/2019/11/26/USATODAY/usatsports/247WallSt.com-247WS-594920-michaels-stores.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” />Office Depot. Kroger.<img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/09/12/USAT/a9cee9fe-5330-4995-be05-66d592b2141b-oldnavy.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Old Navy starting adding curbside pickup at some stores during the pandemic.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/09/12/USAT/a9cee9fe-5330-4995-be05-66d592b2141b-oldnavy.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/10/USAT/8dd5886e-c4f9-49ba-9b93-d87f977786bc-samsclub.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Sam's Club is adding curbside pickup to clubs nationwide by the end of June.
 ” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/10/USAT/8dd5886e-c4f9-49ba-9b93-d87f977786bc-samsclub.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/25/USAT/9dc482a1-17eb-44cd-b7e4-fa4304de5626-Slide-2.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Once Upon A Child is one of the stores offering curbside pickup.
 ” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/25/USAT/9dc482a1-17eb-44cd-b7e4-fa4304de5626-Slide-2.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” />PetSmart is one of the stores offering curbside pickup.<img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/25/USAT/6ec9adb6-bf34-4f3d-add6-a1f40e647d58-635817134857208842-WestGlenn-003.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Plato's Closet recently started offering curbside pickup.
 ” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/06/25/USAT/6ec9adb6-bf34-4f3d-add6-a1f40e647d58-635817134857208842-WestGlenn-003.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” />Play It Again Sports is offering curbside pickup.Sally's Beauty Supply is one of the stores offering curbside pickup.<img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/04/22/USAT/a42d0a88-29c9-4902-9e98-6934eea1bb7e-Target_pickup.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Target is adding fresh and frozen groceries to its store pickup options, including its Drive Up curbside pickup, at 1,500 stores by the holidays.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/04/22/USAT/a42d0a88-29c9-4902-9e98-6934eea1bb7e-Target_pickup.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/dc9f76d27d2ef4c7696c83b07e1a7761675df9ce/c=500-0-1500-1334/local/-/media/2020/05/19/USATODAY/usatsports/walmart-store-exterior-at-night.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop" alt="Walmart recently combined its grocery app with its main app to allow consumers to shop for items in multiple departments.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/dc9f76d27d2ef4c7696c83b07e1a7761675df9ce/c=500-0-1500-1334/local/-/media/2020/05/19/USATODAY/usatsports/walmart-store-exterior-at-night.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><img data-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/05/15/USAT/f8579016-765d-4fe0-bb41-f61bdeb8e021-Curbside_5.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp" alt="Signet Jewelers, which operates 3,172 stores globally primarily under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry and Piercing Pagoda, started offering curbside pickup at some locations during the pandemic.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/05/15/USAT/f8579016-765d-4fe0-bb41-f61bdeb8e021-Curbside_5.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp” />Men's Wearhouse, part of Tailored Brands, added buy online pickup in store, including curbside pickup Aug. 19.Jos. A. Bank, part of Tailored Brands, added buy online pickup in store, including curbside pickup Aug. 19.

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