Kiosk supplier Stayhealthy selects software provider to enable rapid content deployment
MONTREAL — Stayhealthy on Tuesday announced the selection of BroadSign International as the company’s digital signage software provider as it deploys its network of HealthCenter kiosks across the United States. BroadSign will manage Stayhealthy’s rapid content deployment and network operations.
The move supports Stayhealthy’s deployment of approximately 2,000 kiosks through Kroger grocery stores where the self-service, health screening kiosks are stationed in waiting areas of in-store pharmacies. The plug-and-play kiosks enable consumers to measure key health indicators including blood pressure, heart rate, total body weight, total body composition (lean mass, body fat, hydration index), vision (color blindness) and BMI. Consumers may also upload personal blood glucose meter and activity monitor data to track their personal results over time to assist in improving health.
Stayhealthy’s new generation of health screening connect with Class II medical devices and digital activity monitors united by a secure, HIPAA-compliant online portal installed in more than 3,000 professional, medical offices involved in wellness and weight loss programs around the world, the company noted.
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Clif Bar launches workplace contest behind Luna bar
EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar on Wednesday introduced an interactive contest under its Luna brand, the "Whole Nutrition Bar for Women," which will reward Luna vending machines to winning participants at their workplace.
“We’re flipping the typical perception of vending machine snack food on its head,” stated Rosa Compean, Luna brand director. “Luna is encouraging women to feed their strength and that starts by making healthier choices that add to their overall workplace wellness.”
The contest will be open from May 1 through June 30. Two winners of the “Feed Your Strength…at Work!” contest will be awarded the opportunity to host a Luna vending machine at their place of employment, filled with complimentary Luna bars and featuring a touch screen display that gives nutrition tips and guidance on snacking positively throughout the day, as well as six consultation sessions led by registered dietitian and nutrition strategist for Luna, Tara DelloIacono Thies.
“Often when hunger strikes, women grab for whatever is convenient with little consideration for its nutritional value,” DelloIacono Thies said. “Packed schedules and stress at the office can lead to a pattern of making impulsive and unhealthy nutritional choices. By carving out a few minutes for a proper break — and a nutritious snack — women can maintain energy levels to get them through their busy days in a more positive manner.”
“Feed Your Strength…at Work!” is a part of Luna’s larger Feed Your Strength campaign which kicked off earlier this year with the Luna webisode series, “Debunking the Diet” which tackles common diet myths and provides women with sound, relatable nutrition advice.
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Walgreens pledges $100,000 to Boston’s first responders with flagship store opening
DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday will celebrate the official opening of its latest flagship store, located at School and Washington streets in Boston, the company announced Tuesday.
“Walgreens is thrilled to provide a flagship location — unlike any traditional drugstore — in the thriving and resilient Downtown Crossing neighborhood,” stated Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of operations and community management. “We are transforming into a retail health and daily living destination that offers our customers unique and exceptional experiences to help them get, stay and live well.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony will commence the grand opening on May 1 at 10 a.m. In recognition of the work by first responders following the tragic events earlier this month in the Boston area, Walgreens will be presenting donations during the ceremony totaling more than $100,000 to the following local organizations: Boston Police Relief Association, Boston Fire Department Children’s Fund, Boston EMS Relief Association and One Fund Boson.
The location will showcase the "Boston Moves Kiosk." For consumers who interact with the Boston Moves portal, Walgreens gives residents the opportunity to join the city’s health initiative to lose 1 million pounds and move 10 million miles. The kiosk also lets users enroll in Balance Rewards, Walgreens customer loyalty program.
The store’s expanded features also include an enhanced pharmacy designed to encourage greater interaction between pharmacists and patients. At the core of this approach is an effort to bring the pharmacist out from behind the counter so they can provide more counseling to patients, offer clinical services and answer questions. The pharmacy also features an “Ask Your Pharmacist” desk, consultation rooms and an Express Rx kiosk for convenient checkout.
A LOOK Boutique beauty department featuring many prestige and niche cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands not typically found in drug stores is nearby. The beauty section will also display a broad selection of Britain’s leading skincare brand, No7, created by Boots. Specially-trained beauty advisors are on hand to offer guidance finding the best solutions for individual needs.
Befitting a flagship store, Walgreens will provide a robust selection of beer, wine and spirits and quality products appropriate to celebrate special occasions. A Beverage Wizard kiosk provides food and beverage pairing recommendations. And an outdoor café that acts as an extension of the interior space will feature patio seating.