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Supervalu now features Stayhealthy HealthCENTER Kiosks

BY Michael Johnsen

MONROVIA, Calif. — Stayhealthy on Wednesday announced the completion of its deployment of Stayhealthy HealthCENTER Kiosks in six states throughout the Supervalu chain of supermarkets and pharmacies. Supervalu, which operates Cub, Farm Fresh, Shoppers and Shop ‘n Save, is now home to Stayhealthy’s FDA-cleared, self-monitoring HealthCENTERs that provide clinical-grade health screenings free of charge, the company stated. 

Screenings include blood pressure, heart rate, total body composition (i.e., percent lean mass, percent body fat and hydration index), total body weight/BMI and vision (i.e., color blindness). The HealthCENTERs also support the uploading of readings taken from personal blood-glucose meters, enabling meaningful trending of blood-glucose levels over time and allowing users to share their results with their local pharmacist or physician if they so choose.

Supervalu customers who register at a HealthCENTER with their own unique user ID and password will have the added benefit of tracking and trending their personal screening results over time in their own Stayhealthy electronic Personalized Health and Fitness Record, which is accessible from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device.

“The flexibility of this Internet, consumer-based system, allows users to record assessments on any HealthCENTER and both record assessments and access their Stayhealthy health and fitness record from any Internet-connected device and sets the stage for the future of health care in this country," stated John Collins, Stayhealthy CEO. 

The inclusion of Supervalu to the existing online network of Stayhealthy HealthCENTERs increases the total number of publically accessible free-of-charge health screening opportunities to more than 3,500 locations across the United States and Canada. The online network currently is experiencing an average of 2.5 million tests per month, a statistic that has been on the rise and is predicted to reach 3 million sessions per month sometime this summer, the company projected.

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Publix, Walgreens to participate in Operation Pill Drop

BY Michael Johnsen

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Publix and Walgreens have partnered with a local coalition to collect expired medications, according to a report in the Delray Beach newspaper the Pineapple published Monday.  

Beginning in April, every pharmacy in Publix and Walgreens stores in Palm Beach County will display signs with the location of the nearest pill drop-box as part of Operation Pill Drop. 

“Having these signs in every Publix and Walgreens pharmacy, and hopefully others in the future, is a huge step forward in making the public aware of the availability of the drop- boxes,” Jeff Kadel, executive director of the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, told the Pineapple.

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Mars president set to retire

BY DSN STAFF

MCLEAN, Va. — Mars Chocolate’s global president Grant F. Reid has been named by the company’s board of directors as president, effective Jan. 2, 2015. Reid will take over for current Mars president Paul S. Michaels, who plans to retire at the end of the year.

"In his almost 11 years at the helm of Mars, Paul has overseen a period of outstanding business performance and tremendous achievement. He also built up the talent of the company while strengthening the visible presence of our five principles — quality, efficiency, responsibility, mutuality and freedom — in the way we operate," said Victoria B. Mars, chairperson of the Mars board. "It’s because of his focus on nurturing leaders who are both talented and principled, that we have such a strong internal successor in the business. We are proud and excited that Grant, a 26-year veteran of the business, and a member of the Mars Leadership Team since 2007, will be our next president."

As global president of Mars Chocolate, one of Mars’ biggest business segments, Reid leads more than 17,000 employees.

"I’m grateful to the board of directors for giving me this opportunity and proud to have been chosen as the next president of Mars, Incorporated. Mars has always encouraged and provided opportunity for growth and development of associates, and I am certainly living proof of that fact," said Grant. "I believe in the Mars culture, I love the Mars brands and I know that we have the best associates in the world. We have a truly exciting future and I’m honored to lead the organization into that future."

Reid has an honors degree in management economics, as well as a certificate in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

 

 

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