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Supervalu makes Tdap vaccines available across chain to fight whooping cough spread

BY Michael Johnsen

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu pharmacies are offering the pertussis (Tdap) vaccine booster at the majority of its nearly 800 pharmacies, the company announced Tuesday.

“We have seen a tremendous increase in the number of cases of whooping cough throughout the country,” stated Chris Dimos, president of Supervalu Pharmacies. “It is strongly recommended from many state health department agencies that all teenagers and adults who have not had the Tdap vaccine get immunized to prevent the spread of this very contagious disease.”

The vaccine is priced at $54.99 per immunization, and a majority of prescription insurances are accepted. No appointment or prescription is needed.

Supervalu Pharmacies operate in 25 states under 10 retail brands. Shots will not be administered at Save-A-Lot or Hornbacher’s.


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Kroger’s Little Clinic boosts presence in Dayton, Ohio, market

BY Allison Cerra

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Little Clinic is continuing to expand its presence across Kroger stores with the addition of in-store clinics located in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

The company already has opened two clinics, located in Englewood and Kettering. A third is slated to open inside a Kroger store in Beavercreek this September. In addition to these clinics, a new location opened earlier this month in Fort Mitchell, Ky., which is considered to be part of Kroger’s Cincinnati market.

The Little Clinic locations inside select Kroger are staffed with board certified nurse practitioners, who authorized to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for such common illnesses as bronchitis, sinus infections, seasonal allergies and the flu. The clinics also provide a wide selection of additional services, such as camp and sports physicals, health screenings, and a number of vaccinations.


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Odwalla Garden Organics line makes retail debut

BY Allison Cerra

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Odwalla has introduced a new line of vegetable and fruit juice blends.

The Odwalla Garden Organics line includes carrot beet ginger, carrot apple berry and carrot apple mango varieties, all of which are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are not from concentrate, gluten-free and vegan. The beverages are available in 12-oz. PlantBottle packaging.

"Odwalla Garden Organics will be a great solution for people who are looking for high-quality, great-tasting beverages that offer a variety of fruits and vegetables," Odwalla VP marketing Irma Shrivastava said. "From the organic ingredients inside the bottle to the materials that make the bottle itself, Odwalla Garden Organics are the embodiment of true goodness."

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