wellness

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
Rite Aid Plans To Hire 5K Associates

Rite Aid has expanded actions the company is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning immediately, Rite Aid plans to hire 5,000 associates for full and part-time roles across the country to support store and distribution center teams. Positions will include cashiers, pharmacy technicians and distribution center associates.

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.

Retail
Walgreens Names Ashworth President

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Richard Ashworth as president of Walgreens. Ashworth will be responsible for developing the strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations and will have full responsibility for the leadership, development and management of the business.

Retail
Kohl’s, WW Roll Out Wellness Pop-Up Shops

As part of Kohl’s commitment to health and wellness this year, the department store is continuing to collaborate with wellness company WW (formally Weight Watchers International). Kohl’s and WW are launching WW pop-ups in select stores this January to support customers on their wellness journeys.

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.

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