Health and Wellness


Grocers Double Down on Health, Well-Being Strategies

In its latest report, FMI–The Food Industry Association found that 84% of retailers now offer wellness activities for both employees and customers—a considerable increase from 49% in 2019.


Walmart Resumes In-Person Wellness Days on July 24

Walmart is bringing back its quarterly Wellness Days, offering immunizations and free health screenings, ahead of the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

New innovations emphasize attributes such as zero sugar, superseeds, immune support, low calories and more.

Retailers and consumers are paying more attention to nontoxic wellness.

Retailer hires physician Daniel Fick to oversee its existing health and medical initiatives, as well as the development of new services and offerings for its customers and employees.

The discounter, whose growth has at times accompanied scrutiny over its effects on community health, has hired a chief medical officer and will expand healthcare assortments in what it calls a "major first step" in healthcare.

Heinen's has launched Club Fx, an innovative health and wellness program that includes dietitians who will assess the nutritional value of shoppers' carts and pantries.

The Ahold Delhaize brand said the subscription-free boxes would support ambitions to increase healthy offerings and support local farmers.

The association's Power of Health and Well-Being in the Food Industry report examines consumers' growing interest in health and wellness, as well as retailer progress and support.

The association explores how food retail will be affected by the pandemic, which sparked an increase in at-home cooking, accelerated adoption of e-commerce, and fostered a focus on health and wellness.

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