Shopko updates its Shopko Express Rx stores
GREEN BAY, Wis. Less than a year after unveiling a new store design, Shopko announced Thursday that it has updated its Shopko Express Rx stores.
The Green Bay, Wis.-based chain’s new design features updated fonts for the signage and color coordination for store sections, such as orange for the service areas including the pharmacy, eye-care and photo centers and green for product areas.
“The new Shopko Express Rx is warm and welcoming – just like the Shopko prototype,” stated Chute Gerdeman Retail, a strategic retail design and branding company. “It’s a convenient, fast and easy shopping trip for customers so they can get ‘on their way.'”
The chain hired Chute Gerdeman Retail to design a prototype store and update the brand in order to coordinate it with the already updated Shopko brand.
MinuteClinic now provider of BlueCross BlueShield of S.C.
MINNEAPOLIS MinuteClinic, the retail-based clinic operator owned by CVS Caremark, has become a provider in the Preferred Blue network of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
Under the partnership, BlueCross? Preferred Blue and Medicare Advantage members now have in-network access to MinuteClinic locations in the Columbiaand Greenville markets.
In September, the company opened its first retail-based clinic in South Carolina inside select CVS stores in Greenville, Lexington and Richland counties.
CVS/pharmacy announces launch of ‘A Su Salud’ health fairs
WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy has announced the launch of its 2009 “A Su Salud” (To Your Health) health fairs, which are held to help build awareness about the importance of prevention and help promote early detection of disease.
The health fairs, which will provide free health screenings, will be held in such cities as Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston.
In 2008, the company provided free and low-cost medical screenings and services valued at $55 million to the community through the A Su Salud program and direct referrals from the events. This year, CVS/pharmacy renews its commitment to preventative care and again will offer comprehensive health risk assessments at more than 750 store-based events.
Of the individuals screened last year, 47% had high cholesterol, 39% had a high-to-moderate risk of developing osteoporosis, 27% had hypertension and 21% had diabetes, with more than half being diagnosed with diabetes for the first time.
Many of the health fairs also focused on cancer screening for women, who comprised 78% of the A Su Salud event attendees in 2008. This year, CVS/pharmacy again will partner with local and state agencies to host mobile units offering low-cost and no-cost cancer detection services for women, including mammograms and pap smears.
Once screened, CVS/pharmacy helps patients through on-site physician consults that analyze the results and refer patients to no-cost or low-cost medical facilities within that neighborhood, or to their primary care physician should additional follow-up be required.