Rite Aid introduces “Red Hot Specials” displays to highlight vendors
SKOKIE, Ill. According to a report on the In-Store Marketing Institute Web site, Rite Aid this month introduced a “Red Hot Specials” end-cap showcasing highlighted products that are also featured in the top-right of the cover of Rite Aid’s weekly circulars.
So far this month, the “Red Hot” specials have included products from Dial, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg, SCA Personal Care and General Mills.
Kroger to carry medical record flash drive
CINCINNATI A flash drive that will store all of a patient’s personal health records, from allergies to insurance to past surgeries, will go on sale at 103 Kroger stores in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky next week, according to published reports.
The device, called MedFlash will be on the pharmacy counter in Kroger stores and is the first electronic personal health record device that the company will sell, spokeswoman Rachael Betzler said. She added that, “This is the direction the medical community is going, to take everything electronic,” she said. “It makes it really easy for the customer.”
The device combines the flash drive with a Web portal that a patient can access even without the drive. The records can also be downloaded through any computer.
Ukrop’s to open first in-store clinic
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. Supermarket chain Ukrop’s is opening next week, in partnership with Pratt Medical Center, an in-store health clinic inside its Salem Church store, according to a local news report.
The clinic marks the first such location for Ukrop’s, which operates nearly 30 grocery stores. For Pratt, it is the sixth office and will be electronically linked to its other office locations.
The new clinic will be open Monday through Friday and will be staffed by a nurse practitioner, an assistant and occasionally a nutritionist, according to the report.