Kmart Pharmacy to offer free flu shots
Kmart has found a way to encourage shoppers to get their flu shots.
Through April 30, 2019, Kmart Pharmacy is offering free flu shots, including the Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine. (The cash price of a flu shot starts at $35.99.) The retailer is also offering Shop Your Way (SYW) benefits to members who get vaccinated.
Members will receive $5 Cashback in SYW points when they get a flu shot at a Kmart Pharmacy in the United States or Puerto Rico. (No copayment is due unless required by the customer’s health plan). Pharmacy Rewards members also earn $5 in SYW points for every five qualifying prescriptions filled at Kmart. Immunizations and pet prescriptions count toward these rewards.
Once awarded, points are eligible for use in the next transaction. Points, which can only be used on non-pharmacy merchandise, are valid for 30 days, according to Kmart.
Target intros low-priced brand, Smartly
Target is showing off a new line of lower-priced owned-brand products.
The collection, titled Smartly, is comprised of more than 70 items, such as hand soap, paper plates, household cleaners and razors.
“Over the past few years, Target has launched more than 20 owned and exclusive brands across our multi-category assortment. The introduction of Smartly is another example of how we are listening to consumers and bringing them solutions to make their lives easier,” Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Target, said. “Smartly offers incredible value, looks great and, most importantly, gets the job done. It broadens our assortment to give guests even more options to find the product that’s right for them, regardless of their budget.”
Ranging in price from 59 cents to $11.99, most items are under $2, the Minneapolis-based company said.
In addition, Target’s product design and development team focused on the design and key attributes of each product, working with master perfumers to develop various fragrances for products.
For example, the hand soaps will featured such scents as rain shower and lavender, and all-purpose cleaners in ocean and citrus grove scents, the company said.
Products in Smartly’s collection also will feature modern and joyful packaging with irreverent expressions that say “smells like well, nothing” on a bar of unscented soap and “no dishes tonight” on disposable plates.
The entire collection will arrive in stores and on Target’s website on Oct. 14, and be available year-round.
Publix’s GreenWise Market opens its doors
Shoppers in Tallahassee, Fla., just got a whole new location to shop for their groceries.
Publix announced that its GreenWise Market has officially opened its doors in the city, which is right neat the Florida State University and Florida A&M University.
“With our new-format GreenWise Market, we will offer today’s natural and specialty customer the new and interesting products they are looking for while setting the stage to provide a uniquely different shopping experience,” Kevin Murphy, Publix’s senior vice president of retail operations said. “The customers in this growing market are looking for a brand they trust, and we are confident GreenWise Market will be their specialty, natural and organic store of choice.”
Featured in the store is a beverage bar that serves kombucha, local craft beer, wine, smoothies and locally sourced coffee, and a large mezzanine area to eat in.
In addition, the market will offer consumers a variety of such prepared foods as antibiotic-free meats, organic cheeses, vegan items, handcrafted sandwiches, acai bowls, gourmet pizzas, burritos, bowls and sausage that’s made in-house, the company said.
Local and organic fruits and vegetables, body care, natural vitamins, supplements, bulk items and an expanded line of GreenWise seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council is to also be featured within the store.