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Report: New urgent care chain offering IVs to cure hangovers coming to NYC

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — New York City’s Upper West Side is set to become the home for Cure Urgent Care’s first New York City location, according to a local report, offering local residents a cure for hangovers via an IV.

DNAinfo.com reports that the chain of urgent care facilities is looking to open a location on Broadway between West 102nd Street and West 103rd Street in May.

In April, a location is set to also open in Huntington, Long Island, followed by five other locations in New York City over the next year and a half, according to the DNAinfo.com report.

Aside from treating non life-threatening ailments, the facility will also provide IVs for patients feeling dehydrated or even hungover, co-founder Dr. Jake Deutsch, who served as chief resident at Beth Israel Hospital, was reported as saying.

He also noted that the facilities are striving to offer a “concierge level of care” by offering, for example, iPads for patients.

 

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Report: Boomers concerned about developing and maintaining a holistic well-being

BY Michael Johnsen

ROCKVILLE, Md. — With Baby Boomers numbering about 80 million and these consumers accounting for 44% of all households with annual incomes more than $75,000, the segment is fast-becoming a focal point for the food industry, according to "Boomer Wellness: Culinary Trend Mapping Report," published Tuesday by market research publisher Packaged Facts and CCD Innovation.

Fueling dietary needs that are fairly sophisticated, many Boomers are concerned about developing and maintaining a holistic well-being. For others, food behaviors are reflective of a robust discretionary spending capacity and a need to accommodate a busy lifestyle, like increased restaurant usage and using technology conveniences to order food.

"Boomers grew up during an era when eating out became a form of entertainment, not just a special occasion affair,” stated Kimberly Egan, CEO of CCD Innovation. “They’ve also become accustomed to convenience food in all its forms and expect variety and choice at food retailers, specialty groceries and supermarkets.” Egan says understanding nutrition, aging and convenience is part of the multi-faceted spectrum of the Boomer market and harnessing this understanding is opportunistic for food businesses.

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Online grocer Presto Fresh sets up shop in Cleveland area

BY Michael Johnsen

CLEVELAND — New online grocer Presto Fresh has set up shop here to deliver groceries throughout Cuyahoga County, according to a report published Tuesday in the Plain Dealer

Founded by Steve deMoulpied, the new grocery delivery service has two trucks, three employees and "major aspirations to expand in Northeast Ohio," the report noted.

So far, the online grocer features more than 3,500 SKUs at PrestoFreshGrocery.com, including some 300 organic items, with a goal of fielding between 6,000 and 10,000 items, according to the report. Items are delivered within one or two days.  

 

 

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