Walgreens' Community Corner program highlights Hispanic-owned businesses

DEERFIELD, Ill. In line with Hispanic Heritage Month, Walgreens is expanding its Community Corner program, a supplier diversity initiative, to recognize products made by Hispanic-owned businesses.

Walgreens will recognize Hispanic vendor partners through print advertisements, in-store announcements, in-store product demonstrations and Walgreens.com, the drug store chain said. Additionally, Walgreens will offer the following products for 50% off from Oct. 1 through Oct. 15:

  • Arsa Canadian flaxseed with Mexican cactus by Arsa Distributing;
  • Eucalin kid's syrup refreshing with lime flavor by Arsa Distributing;
  • Fungi nail double-strength anti-fungal solution by Kramer Labs;
  • RaZbaby Keep-it-Kleen pacifier by Razbaby;
  • Care Medical history bracelet by GC Publishers;
  • Zote laundry soap bar by Mercado Latino; and
  • Studio 35 and Octopus hair clips and accessories by Mercado Latino.

“These Community Corner events will provide a platform to showcase our Hispanic suppliers and promote an environment that enhances the development of a diverse group of entrepreneurs,” said Gleatha Glispie, Walgreens director of supplier diversity. “It also allows us to demonstrate the value of Walgreens as a health-and-wellness resource. It’s important to represent these important minority-vendor partnerships in such a visible and meaningful way for everyday shoppers. This is another example of the many ways we’re working to strengthen these relationships each day to help support the economic base of the communities we serve across our 7,500 stores.”

Walgreens also said that the events will include free health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose levels, waist circumference and body mass index. The League of United Latin American Citizens, as part of its Latinos Living Healthy Initiative, will deliver an education campaign during the events about the increase of childhood obesity among Latinos and community health resources that can help overcome this epidemic.

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