A&P shows appreciation for seniors
MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P is launching a discount program that offers seniors savings on groceries purchased at A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaum’s, Food Emporium and Superfresh banner stores.
On April 4, the company is launching its "Senior Appreciation Days" program, starting with "Senior Appreciation Mondays," a new special discount program for seniors in all Pathmark banner stores.
Through the program, every Monday, customers older than 55 years will be able to save 5% on their grocery purchases of more than $30, excluding pharmacy items, milk, tobacco products, beer, wine and spirits.
On April 5, the company also will launch "Senior Appreciation Tuesdays" with the same eligibility requirements for customers at Superfresh stores in and around Baltimore, Md., and at all A&P, Food Emporium and remaining Superfresh stores on April 19.
Senior Appreciation Mondays at Pathmark and Senior Appreciation Tuesdays at A&P, Food Emporium and Superfresh are modeled after a similar program currently available to Waldbaum’s shoppers ages 55 years and older. Eligible shoppers at all Waldbaum’s stores now can receive 5% off of their grocery purchases on Senior Appreciation Tuesdays. The Waldbaum’s program also excludes pharmacy items, milk, tobacco products, beer, wine and spirits.
Rite Aid’s skin care tour on road again
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Thousands of Rite Aid customers across the United States can get free, full-body skin cancer screenings this spring.
The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Road to Healthy Skin Tour will visit more than 60 Rite Aid stores in 19 states, sponsored by the retail pharmacy chain and Aveeno. The tour has screened more than 10,000 people since 2008, according to Rite Aid, catching 3,700 potential skin cancers and precancers, including about 200 suspected cases of the deadly skin cancer melanoma.
“We’re proud to have sponsored the Road to Healthy Skin Tour every year since its inaugural journey,” Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson stated. “These screenings have undoubtedly saved lives through early detection, and are a testament to the power of proactive health care.”
Local dermatologists will volunteer to lend their expertise to perform the screenings. A map of the tour is available at SkinCancer.org/tour.
Wegmans puts spotlight on blood pressure
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday introduced new resources for patients concerned about blood pressure and how to best manage their numbers at the Wegmans pharmacy counter. Wegmans also is hosting a blood pressure page on Wegmans.com, where patients can watch seven short videos on ways toward good readings.
Wegmans’ nutrition and pharmacy teams developed the blood-pressure Web pages, videos and brochure based on guidelines and research from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the grocer stated.
“Knowledge is power,” said Brian Pompo, coordinator of wellness and clinical services for pharmacy. “If we can prevent the progression toward high blood pressure by making it easier for people to see how to help themselves, and by providing easy and great-tasting meal ideas, that’s just the right thing to do.”
“A healthy lifestyle is the first critical step in preventing or treating elevated blood pressure,” added Wegmans nutritionist Jennifer Felice. “For those in the earliest stage, called prehypertension, it could be all that’s needed. For those with higher blood pressure already, a healthy lifestyle can mean better control with fewer medications.”
The brochure and corresponding videos on Wegmans.com cover blood pressure basics, guidance on salt, sodium and potassium, and how much lifestyle changes can impact blood pressure numbers.
“Elevated blood pressure is something people need to manage, because if it’s uncontrolled, it raises the risk of a life-ending event, such as a heart attack or stroke,” Felice said.
Click here to view Wegman’s Web page about blood pressure.