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Price Chopper opens two in-store health clinics

BY Antoinette Alexander

LATHAM, N.Y. —- Price Chopper, QuickCare and Ellis Medicine have teamed up to open QuickCare walk-in clinics in Price Chopper stores in Latham, N.Y. and Malta, N.Y.

The three organizations created the Capital Region partnership to offer residents access to more convenient and efficient healthcare. QuickCare, staffed by an Ellis Medicine nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant, are walk-in health centers that offer patients immediate help for common ailments and provide some well-care and screening services.

The QuickCare Clinics, the first health centers located within retail stores in the Capital Region, are located adjacent to the pharmacy departments in the Latham store and the Malta Price Chopper.

“Helping people get access to healthcare in a place that is close to them and is a part of their regular routines just makes sense in this new age of healthcare delivery,” stated David Liebers, medical director of QuickCare.

“The convenient hours and location next to full-service pharmacies make these QuickCare centers tremendously accessible for people who are already in our stores shopping for orange juice, cough and cold medicine or chicken soup,” added Price Chopper executive chairman Neil Golub. “We’re very pleased to be offering our customers another convenience that will help them live healthier lives.”
 

 

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Loblaw drops plans for Nutshell health store pilot

BY Antoinette Alexander

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. has reportedly pulled the plug on its Nutshell health and wellness store concept as it shifts its focus to the purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart, according to a local news report.

According to CBC News, the Canadian grocer was looking to open its first pilot store in Toronto, but has delayed the planned fall opening.

A company spokesperson was reported as saying that, while it remains on the company’s roster of format options, it has no plans to open any Nutshell locations at this time.

According to the news report, Loblaw had initially positioned the concept as a “convenience-based, fresh food-led drug store model” that would sell “fresh, natural and health food and living ideas. In-store advisers, called Health Nuts, would help connect shoppers to local health experts and community seminars on healthier living.

 

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Squeez’Ems pops out new designs

BY Ryan Chavis

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — BooginHead, a supplier of parent-invented products, has announced the release of Squeez’Ems reusable pouches in two new designs. The new Orange Flower and Chevron designs provide an easy way for on-the-go families to enjoy healthy foods, the company said. And since the products are reusable, they reduce waste and give parents the option to purchase foods in bulk.

The company says the pouches are ideal for home-made baby foods as well as smoothies and pureed fruits for toddlers and school-aged kids.

Squeez’Ems are made from BPA-, PVC- and phthalate-free materials. The new designs can be found exclusively at Babies ‘R Us.

 

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