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.
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.
At its June 4 Investor Day, CVS Health executives demonstrated how the company plans to accelerate enterprise growth, simplify how consumers can engage the health care system and position the business for long-term growth.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, The Rite Aid Foundation announced a three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of military service members who have been killed or seriously wounded while serving the country.
With a focus on helping consumers have a better night’s sleep, the new Honeywell DreamWeaver Sleep Fan uses a combination of sound and airflow that is said by the company to create the optimal sleep environment.
Rite Aid’s board of directors has appointed Elizabeth Burr, who most recently served as chief innovation officer and vp/health care trend and innovation at Humana, and Katherine Quinn, who currently serves as vice chairman and chief administrative officer of U.S. Bancorp, to the company’s board.
As it continues struggling to generate profits, Rite Aid posted a net loss from continuing operations of $255.6 million, or 24 cents per share, versus a net loss of $483.7 million, or 46 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.
Fourth quarter sales at Kohl’s were down, but the retailer reported a slight uptick in comparable store sales for the three month period ended February 2.
In recent years, we have discussed the need for retailers to rethink how each uses their physical space to keep their brick-and-mortar stores relevant as digital commerce continues to grow.
Kohl’s and WW (formerly Weight Watchers) are teaming to pilot various health and wellness offerings that include the first in-store WW Studio and the introduction of WW Healthy Kitchen products.
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the future of health care, the companies said.
The Food Marketing Institute Foundation study, “Power of Health and Well-being in Food Retail,” demonstrated that consumers are looking at the topic of wellness more broadly, the organization reported.
Stanley Black + Decker will debut a new wellness device at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show that company officials said will help individuals with daily management of needed medications.
Walgreens Boots Alliance generated a solid first quarter while launching a cost management program that will look to save more than $1 billion.