The Ensure Immunonutrition Shake is designed to be drunk in the week before and after surgery to provide such nutrients as arginine and omega-3 fatty acids EP and DHA, and Ensure Pre-Surgery Clear Nutrition Drink allows patients to consume a carbohydrate drink for up to two hours before surgery.
The companies said the partnership is aimed at helping brands better understand the health-and-wellness space, build a targeted consumer-focused strategy, accelerate new product development and improve sales planning with retail partners.
Freshly prepared foods, nutritional drinks/supplements, cosmetics and frozen foods are the best opportunities for drug store retailers looking to cash in on customer impulse purchases at brick-and-mortar locations.
The Supplier Diversity Summit, set for July 19 in Chicago, will bring together all of Walgreens’ category managers with diverse-owned suppliers in the health-and-wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience and OTC/advanced care categories.
Data from the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation found that 11 companies spent more than $30 million on community-based health-and-wellness programs in 2016 promoting 38 programs that reached 11.2 million Americans.