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Max-Wellness plans senior-facility stores

Store, at undisclosed location, to open this spring, with larger rollout planned for later

NEW YORK — Max-Wellness will open a prototype, small-format store at an assisted-living facility this spring, CEO Michael Feuer told Drug Store News.

Feuer could not disclose the facility's location, but said it would be "economically high-end." The store will be 500 square feet and located in the lobby, similar to the health and wellness chain's hospital stores, but slightly smaller and more open. A larger rollout of the so-called "satellite stores" is planned for later on.

The deal will also include a "Wellness-in-a-Box" vending machine at the other end of the campus, which can dispense health and wellness products. The Cleveland-based chain, which operates stores in Ohio and Florida, has already deployed the machines in other markets, such as Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

 

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