Fruth Pharmacy, FoodFair ink partnership
POINT PLEASANT, W. Va. — Fruth Pharmacy is setting up shop inside two FoodFair locations this summer, providing customers with a convenient way to pick up prescriptions while they shop.
In mid-June, Fruth Pharmacy will take over the existing pharmacy located inside Powell's Food Fair in Pomeroy, Ohio. Later in mid-July, Fruth will open a new pharmacy in the Grayson, Ky., FoodFair. Opening the location in Grayson will expand the Fruth Pharmacy chain into a new state.
Although, the Fruth locations in FoodFair will be reduced in size, customers will still get to experience Fruth Pharmacy’s full service pharmacy. Fruth Pharmacy offers prescription counseling, prescription savings card, prescription rewards club, immunizations, medication flavorings for children and more. Customers will also be able to take advantage of the Fruth mobile app.
The app can be downloaded from the Apple, Android, or Windows app stores for free. Once the app is installed and the customer has registered, prescription ordering is easy. Customers can request refills, keep track of medications, and receive text alerts when medications are ready for pick-up. The app also has a built-in feature to help keep track of family members’ medications, in the event a customer is a caregiver.
The FoodFair locations will increase the Fruth Pharmacy chain to 28 stores in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.
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DSN, higi introduce first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge
Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, a consumer health engagement company, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions that will reward winning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for logging the most miles.
Entrants who walk — or run — 50 miles or more during a one-month Fit Pharmacist Challenge period, will be entered to win the monthly grand prize, a $500 American Express gift card. Entrants who log at least 10 miles will be entered to win a runner up prize of a $100 American Express gift card. Winners will be selected randomly throughout the month and will be featured in DSN.
“We are thrilled to partner with higi on this important endeavor,” said DSN publisher Wayne Bennett. “A fit pharmacist makes for a good pharmacist, and as pharmacists across the country play a more proactive role in consumer health care, it’s even more important for them to model healthy behavior for their customers.”
“Most people know higi for the nearly 10,000 higi health stations installed in retailers across the country,” added Richard Hirsch, SVP of marketing and media at higi. “However, we also integrate with over 50 fitness apps and devices, such as Fitbit, Nike+, Garmin, Moves and Jawbone, allowing higi users to seamlessly track and be rewarded for their physical activity across all of these different platforms. The Fit Pharmacist Challenge series is a great way to motivate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track and increase their physical activity.”
The first Fit Pharmacist Challenge kicks off in June, with a second slated for September and others to be announced later this year. To register, visit DrugStoreNewsCE.com/fit-pharmacist.
50 miles that's nothing. I could use $500.
How do we sign up?
Hy-Vee CEO Edeker talks pharmacy’s role in being a ‘catalyst for change’
Drug Store News editor in chief Rob Eder sat down with Randy Edeker, chairman president and CEO of Hy-Vee and recently appointed National Association of Chain Drug Stores chairman, to discuss the current state of retail pharmacy, the big challenges facing the industry, his top priorities as NACDS chairman and the role a regional supermarket pharmacy chain like Hy-Vee can play in innovating health care and being a catalyst for change.
Great interview Rob! Well done.