health

Retail
Amazon Developing Health Centers In Five Cities

At a time when many major retailers are expanding wellness products and services, Amazon has developed a pilot program with Crossover Health, a provider of primary care services, to establish local, convenient health centers near Amazon fulfillment centers and operations facilities across the country.

Health & Personal Care
Walmart Acquires CareZone Assets To Boost Wellness Position

At a time when major drug chains are using wellness initiatives to differentiate their operations from cross-channel competitors that provide pharmacy services, Walmart has acquired specific assets of CareZone, including the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property, to provide a way for its customers to organize health information and access vital health services.

Retail
CVS To Expand COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

CVS Health joined with other pharmacy chains and retailers at the White House yesterday, April 27, to announce the next phase in COVID-19 testing. In addition to the large-scale test sites the company has been operating since March, CVS Health will utilize its expansive community presence to bring testing closer to home while maintaining strict safety standards.

Retail
Retailers Respond To Coronavirus Outbreak

Retailers across a range of channels are addressing the coronavirus outbreak in stores and online, responding with measures to address consumer and employee safety and health concerns, ramping up the cleaning of stores and boosting cleaning tool and supply assortments to meet increased consumer needs.

Appliances
Breville Launches Bluicer Pro Appliance

Breville has launched the 3X Bluicer Pro and is touting the kitchen appliance’s versatility as a blender and juicer combination. The company is encouraging consumers to get “bluicing,” by mixing fresh juice with fresh blends using the same appliance.

Retail
Wellness Theme Drives Story Shops At Macy’s

Story at Macy’s, the narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, has unveiled its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Through April 2020, the Feel Good Story brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment.

Retail
Kroger, Walgreens Form Group Purchasing Organization

Building on a unique collaboration that first brought together Kroger’s food and grocery experience with Walgreens’ expertise in health and beauty, the companies have formed a new group purchasing organization aimed at delivering purchasing efficiencies, lower costs and combined resources to help drive further innovation.

Retail
Rite Aid Appoints Donigan CEO

Rite Aid’s board of directors has appointed Heyward Donigan as chief executive officer and a member of the board, effective immediately. As planned, John Standley will step down from his role as CEO.

Other
Selling A Better Quality Of Life

The annual HomeWorld Business Health & Wellness Report in the June 24, 2019, issue underscores an evolving consumer state of mind and the brimming opportunity for housewares suppliers and retailers that have responded by placing healthy living and wellness at the heart of their marketing and merchandising execution.

Retail
Rite Aid Teams With Adobe To Drive Digital Initiatives

Rite Aid has entered into a strategic partnership with Adobe to deliver seamless, personalized and connected health and wellness experiences for Rite Aid customers via Adobe Experience Cloud, an end-to-end solution for experience creation, marketing, advertising, analytics and commerce.

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