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Instacart launches produce stipend program in D.C.

The rollout of the D.C. program follows the March launch of the Fresh Funds initiative in Indianapolis, where 640 recipients received similar stipends and Instacart+ memberships.


Health care supplier Medline serves up grocery program for Medicare beneficiaries

New Food Benefit Solution delivers fresh produce, grocery and prepared meal boxes to plan members under “food as medicine” concept.

Numerator consumer panel data also show that GLP-1 households tend to make fewer stock-up visits and buy online more often.

The partnerships follow similar efforts by Instacart, such as its work with the city of Indianapolis earlier this year, to provide free Instacart+ memberships and monthly grocery stipends through Instacart Health’s Fresh Funds program.

The health-focused plant-based concept created by John Mackey earlier this year in Los Angeles has closed, blaming poor foot traffic. But a new flagship is scheduled to debut next year.

Online tool connects diabetes patients with manufacturer-sponsored discount cards and expedites processing with Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

The new partnerships are part of Instacart Health, an initiative launched by the delivery service in 2022.

Partnership with Sesame health care e-marketplace brings member-only discounts on virtual and in-person services.

Collaboration with Performance Kitchen will offer nutritionally balanced, frozen meals to help people with chronic diseases better manage their conditions.

Changes cover care delivery, pharmacy/wellness services and the patient experience and come amid efforts to retune the company's health care business model.

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