Health and Wellness

Retailers

Dollar General Moves to Address Assortment, Partnerships in Healthcare

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.

Retailers

Heinen’s ‘Pharmacy of the Future’

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.

Up-and-comer Oatly just made its buzzed-about IPO, and almost 2 in 5 U.S. consumers have bought dairy alternatives. But traditional dairy is seizing on areas where it has an edge.

The deal will help the Chicago-based firm better aid retailers and manufacturers in meeting consumers’ needs in the $175 billon health and wellness space.

One dietary trend doesn't fit all, FMI and IRI leaders noted in a fresh foods-focused webinar, and retailers need to help guide consumers toward the foods and meal solutions that will help them address their personal nutrition concerns.

The group aims to improve access to healthy foods and diet quality for all Americans at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the need to reduce food insecurity in the U.S.

The retailer’s team of registered dietitians are hosting free virtual events, including store tours, virtual seminars and live Q&As, to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

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