Christina Veiders

Christina
Veiders
Managing Editor,
Supermarket News
Articles
Return Engagement for Continuities 
Retailers are finding what’s old is new again as they attempt to win and retain shopping trips
In-Store Clinics Primed for New Growth: Report 
SHOREVIEW, Minn. — Convenience care retail health clinics, which debuted 12 years ago in Cub Foods stores, are poised for healthy 10% growth in the coming year, according to “The ConvUrgentCare Report on United States Walk-In Clinics,” released this month.
Lessons Learned in Social Media 
Retailers are testing social media in an effort to win public support, and sometimes to effect change, as a Walgreens-paid Twitter campaign — #ILoveWalgreens vs. Express Scripts — illustrated.
Retail Pharmacy Set to Buck Tough Election Year 
A conundrum of regulatory issues and decisions in coming months threaten to stifle community retail pharmacy’s goal of advancing patient access to health care services designed to lower overall costs.
Giant Landover Sponsors Ravens Football 
LANDOVER, Md. — In the second year as the official supermarket sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens, which scored a victory on New Year’s Day, Giant Food here is executing a number of good will promotions both at store level and at M&T Bank Stadium to support their team.
Topics Cited for Wellness Show 
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute here will focus on best retail practices during the third edition of its Health & Wellness Conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 18-21.
Hy-Vee Rolls Out Healthy Meal Plan 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee is rolling out “Fast, Fit, Food!” to all 235 stores in eight states this month, according to a Hy-Vee dietitian.
Beyond Weight Control: Hy-Vee Employees 'Begin' Again 
What began as a traditional weight loss program at Hy-Vee in 2007 has morphed into an ambitious and comprehensive healthy lifestyle regimen.
ALPHABET HEALTH 
Consumers are gravitating back to the alphabet vitamins. Letter vitamins have resurged over the last several years to post double-digit sales gains.
Study: Most Parents Dispense Kids' Cold Meds 
The majority of parents with children age 2 and under, 61%, have given their children nonprescription cough and cold medicines within the last 12 months, according to a national survey conducted in January by Knowledge Networks for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
MOST VULNERABLE 
Cold medications for infants and children have come under scrutiny, causing disruption at the shelf
Target Gives Free Tote With Fresh Opening 
BETHEL, Conn. — Continuing with the rollout of its remodeled PFresh stores, Target here handed out red mini-totes Oct. 9 to announce its new “Fresh” concept.
Community Outreach: ConAgra Foods Foundation 
It’s a fact that 17.2 million American households, or 14.5%, were unable to consistently put food on their tables for their families last year — a rate that is the highest in the 16 years since the government has been tracking food insecurity.
Support for Small Chains/Independents: Tyson Foods 
There is much untapped potential in the deli prepared food world. Especially considering that only 2% of the shopper base is responsible for 80% of prepared food purchases in deli.
Rx to OTC: A Case Study 
French drug-maker Sanofi-Aventis received acclaim for moving its allergy prescription medication Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride), a second-generation antihistamine that is a fast, non-sedating and long-lasting treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and the treatment of uncomplicated hives, onto store shelves and in aisles.
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