Rite Aid joins Univision-led prescription discount network
NEW YORK — Rite Aid has joined a prescription discount card program for Hispanics, the group offering the card said Tuesday.
Effective immediately, Rite Aid stores will accept the UnivisionFarmacia card, distributed by a partnership between media company Univision Enterprises, EnvisionRxOptions and HolaDoctor. The UnivisionFarmacia network includes more than 32,000 pharmacies around the country. Members receive discounts of up to 85% on generic drugs, with an average savings of 40% across brand and generic drugs, the group said.
"With over 4,600 stores in the United States, Rite Aid plays a significant role in the health and wellness of the communities it serves," Univision Enterprises SVP Rick Alessandri said. "This significant expansion in participating pharmacies in the UnivisionFarmacia network is essential to our goal of helping the Hispanic community gain greater access to the medications they need to achieve better health, particularly those who are uninsured and underinsured."
Hy-Vee promotes healthy living at Iowa State Fair
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — State fair cuisine usually is one of those things people should avoid if they care about their cholesterol level and waistline. But one retail chain is offering an alternative at the Iowa State Fair’s opening ceremonies.
Supermarket chain Hy-Vee and Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative will offer ways for attendees to stay healthy, starting with a yoga session at 6 a.m. led by Andrew Salgado, a personal trainer and manager at Hy-Vee Fitness at a store in Des Moines. Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative is an effort led by private industry to make Iowa the healthiest state by 2016.
At the grand concourse, Hy-Vee chef Andrew Kintigh will demonstrate a healthy, on-the-go breakfast. At the end of the ceremonies, Zumba instructor Katie Moulton will lead a class for an estimated 5,000 participants. The company will also have an information booth that will offer information about the NuVal nutrition-scoring system, watermelon slices, and healthy lifestyle tips and information.
"It’s kind of a secret that the fair has healthy options," Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative project manager Liz Cox said. "The combination of Hy-Vee chefs, Hy-Vee dietitians and the Zumba instructors will show that these lifestyle choices — good nutrition and healthy activity — are available and can be enjoyed by people in all walks of life."
Concentrated Clorox enters market
OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox has released a concentrated version of its namesake liquid bleach.
The concentrated Clorox is designed to improve whitening on clothes and significantly reduce the amount of water and plastic used, ultimately helping minimize Clorox bleach’s and the company’s environmental footprint. The change reduces the typical 96-oz. bleach bottle to a 64-oz. size.
"Concentrated Clorox regular bleach was created for today’s consumers to meet the need for a product that fits their lifestyle," said Benno Dorer, SVP for the Clorox cleaning division. "The Clorox Co. has been in business for 100 years. To be successful over such a long period of time requires respect for tradition and quality, coupled with constant innovation in product improvements to keep delighting our consumers. The new concentrated bleach is just a more modern version of the same quality product that has been around for 100 years."