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March 14, 2014

Wellness empowerment. Even before Rite Aid’s big announcement last week, officially unveiling its newest program, the Rite Aid Health Alliance, those two words more or less reflected every major initiative happening at the company over the last few years: the Wellness stores; its Wellness+, Rite Aid’s health-based loyalty program; the Wellness Ambassadors in its stores… It’s always been about engaging patients in wellness, and empowering them to take steps to improve their health and well being. The Rite Aid Health Alliance takes that commitment down to the “atomic level of patient engagement,” Rite Aid chairman and CEO said last week, at a live event at one of its Buffalo stores.

Through the program, Rite Aid pharmacists together with a new patient care position in Rite Aid stores, the Care Coach, work directly with patients with chronic conditions and poly-chronic conditions to help them meet specific health improvement goals, as outlined by the patient’s physician. Care coaches, who are specially trained in behavior change to help patients address health issues related to lifestyle, work with patients to take their physicians’ recommendations and “break them down into sizeable, understandable milestones,” Jocelyn Konrad, VP healthcare initiatives for Rite Aid, told DSN. Rite Aid’s Health Alliance stores can “become an extension of the physician’s office,” she said. “It’s going to be a different experience for the patient. Whatever [they] need to understand and be motivated, we will work to provide it.”

Wellness empowerment. Even before Rite Aid’s big announcement last week, officially unveiling its newest program, Rite Aid Health Alliance, those two words more or less reflected every major initiative happening at the company over the last few years: the Wellness stores; wellness+, Rite Aid’s health-based loyalty program; the Wellness Ambassadors in its stores… It’s always been about engaging patients in wellness, and empowering them to take steps to improve their health and well being.

March 10, 2014

Rite Aid introduced a new program, dubbed Rite Aid Health Alliance, which is a health management collaboration among various healthcare providers that provides comprehensive care and support to individuals with chronic and poly-chronic health conditions, and helps them achieve health improvement goals established by their physicians.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid introduced on Monday a new program, dubbed Rite Aid Health Alliance, which is a health management collaboration among various healthcare providers that provides comprehensive care and support to individuals with chronic and poly-chronic health conditions, and helps them achieve health improvement goals established by their physicians.

November 8, 2013

Rite Aid’s efforts to convert the chain to the new Wellness store format have been running smoothly for a couple of years now, but it was this year that the chain reached two key milestones.

Rite Aid’s efforts to convert the chain to the new Wellness store format have been running smoothly for a couple of years now, but it was this year that the chain reached two key milestones.

In May, the company announced that it had converted a majority of its stores in the Buffalo, N.Y., area to the format, for a total of nearly 100, marking the occasion with an event featuring John Standley, the company’s chairman and CEO, and Ken Martindale, the president and COO, as well as celebrity fitness expert Denise Austin.

September 10, 2013

Wellco Brands' debut product Healerz For Noses was selected for Walmart's Get On The Shelf contest earlier this year.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Wellco Brands' debut product Healerz For Noses was selected for Walmart's Get On The Shelf contest earlier this year. The product is a pain relief cream targeted to soothe the delicate skin under the nose. The formula contains lidocaine for pain relief, benzalkonium chloride antiseptic to help guard against infection and aloe for its soothing properties.

August 9, 2013

Wellco Brands debut product, Healerz For Noses has been selected for Walmart’s #GetOnTheShelf contest to test the product's commercial viability.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Wellco Brands debut product, Healerz For Noses has been selected for Walmart’s #GetOnTheShelf contest to test the product's commercial viability. To see the product video and vote, visit the "Get on the Shelf" page.

July 15, 2013

Supermarket chain Wegmans took the time last week to issue a clarification following local news reports: It would not be ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees. A story in the Buffalo News had a headline, "Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers," that had been misconstrued.

It's no secret why Wegmans — which operates 81 stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts — is included in Fortune magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Supermarket chain Wegmans took the time last week to issue a clarification following local news reports: It would not be ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees. A story in the Buffalo News had a headline, "Wegmans cuts health benefits for part-time workers," that had been misconstrued.

July 12, 2013

Wegmans is not ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees, the supermarket operator announced Thursday in response to a misconstrued headline in the Buffalo News.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans is not ending healthcare benefits for its part-time employees, the supermarket operator announced Thursday in response to a misconstrued headline in the Buffalo News

"The Buffalo News story was accurate in reporting that benefits would continue to be provided, but eligibility requirements would change," Wegmans stated in a release. "Even so, many outlets reported otherwise."

Wegmans issued the following clarification statement: 

May 10, 2013

Rite Aid announced Wednesday that it has converted nearly all its stores in the Buffalo, N.Y., area to the Wellness store format, breaking the news with an event in the nearby village of Williamsville that included president, chairman and CEO John Standley, COO Ken Martindale and fitness expert Denise Austin.

Just as writers find their voices, Rite Aid has paved its road with wellness. Evidence of that was clear when it announced its latest last month, raking in a $123.1 million profit for the fourth quarter and a $118.1 million profit for the fiscal year, its first profitable year since 2007.

Rite Aid announced Wednesday that it has converted nearly all its stores in the Buffalo, N.Y., area to the Wellness store format, breaking the news with an event in the nearby village of Williamsville that included president, chairman and CEO John Standley, COO Ken Martindale and fitness expert Denise Austin.

May 8, 2013

New York state's second-largest city has become the first market in which a majority of Rite Aid's stores have been converted to the Wellness format, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York state's second-largest city has become the first market in which a majority of Rite Aid's stores have been converted to the Wellness format, the retail pharmacy chain announced Wednesday.

April 29, 2013

Jack Link's is bringing its latest innovation to retail shelves this April with the launch of Big Dippers, offering a combo pack of meat sticks with dipping sauces.

Minong, Wis. — Jack Link's is bringing its latest innovation to retail shelves this April with the launch of Big Dippers, offering a combo pack of meat sticks with dipping sauces.

Big Dippers are available in three combinations: All American — beef sticks with cheese sauce; Barbecue — beef steak strips with barbecue sauce; and Buffalo Chicken — seasoned buffalo chicken strips with a buffalo and ranch sauce.

April 2, 2013

Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

January 25, 2013

Wheat Thins today announced the launch of its new "Must. Have. Wheat Thins." campaign with a new TV ad debuting in the pregame show prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Wheat Thins today announced the launch of its new "Must. Have. Wheat Thins." campaign with a new TV ad debuting in the pregame show prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.

January 25, 2013

Wellco Brands on Thursday launched Healerz for Noses, a pain relief cream to soothe the skin under the nose that becomes irritated during cold and allergy season.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Wellco Brands on Thursday launched Healerz for Noses, a pain relief cream to soothe the skin under the nose that becomes irritated during cold and allergy season.  

Healerz is formulated with lidocaine for pain relief, benzalkonium chloride antiseptic to help guard against infection and aloe for its soothing properties.  

Each package contains six single-use packets.

November 9, 2012

Tropical Foods — a food manufacturer that specializes in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes — recently announced the introduction of new flavors to their top-selling Buffalo Nuts line.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tropical Foods — a food manufacturer that specializes in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes — recently announced the introduction of new flavors to their top-selling Buffalo Nuts line.

The new flavors include Buffalo Nuts with Ranch, Honey Roasted Buffalo Nuts and Buffalo Nuts with Blue Cheese. Buffalo Nuts are peanuts with a kick of buffalo wing flavor.

August 3, 2012

Over the next three years, Walgreens plans to create 500 new jobs in the Chicago area and invest $75 million to expand and renovate its Deerfield, Ill., offices in a deal that will cede Walgreens $47 million in state tax credits for retaining 1,500 existing jobs, according to an early morning report published by the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday.

CHICAGO — Over the next three years, Walgreens plans to create 500 new jobs in the Chicago area and invest $75 million to expand and renovate its Deerfield, Ill., offices in a deal that will cede Walgreens $47 million in state tax credits for retaining 1,500 existing jobs, according to an early morning report published by the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday.

April 16, 2012

Frito-Lay North America's Smartfood brand is being extended to include all-natural popcorn, popped chips and puffed corn snacks.

PLANO, Texas — Frito-Lay North America's Smartfood brand is being extended to include all-natural popcorn, popped chips and puffed corn snacks.

November 10, 2011

Walgreens now has certified more than 500 of its pharmacies as HIV Centers of Excellence in communities highly impacted by HIV, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the pharmacy operator announced Thursday at the U.S. Conference on AIDS.

CHICAGO — Walgreens now has certified more than 500 of its pharmacies as HIV Centers of Excellence in communities highly impacted by HIV, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the pharmacy operator announced Thursday at the U.S. Conference on AIDS.

November 2, 2011

Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.

LOS ANGELES — Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.

The lineup of Marley Coffee includes Mystic Morning, Lively Up espresso blend, One Love single origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Simmer Down (organic Swiss Water decaf), Buffalo Soldier and the Get Up Stand Up breakfast blend.

The Marley Coffee line will be certified organic and retail for $9.99 per 8-oz. bag.

September 28, 2011

Perry's Ice Cream has relaunched an ice cream flavor that commemorates a National Football League team.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Perry's Ice Cream has relaunched an ice cream flavor that commemorates a National Football League team.

The Buffalo Bills Brownie Blitz ice cream, which is the official ice cream of the NFL team Buffalo Bills, originally was introduced in 2008. This year, the ice cream is getting a makeover to reflect the Bills new helmet design. The Buffalo Bills Brownie Blitz features premium French vanilla ice cream with laces of fudge and brownie pieces, Perry's Ice Cream said.

August 2, 2011

Teams of pharmacy students from three universities have been named finalists in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association's Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, NCPA announced Tuesday.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Teams of pharmacy students from three universities have been named finalists in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association's Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, NCPA announced Tuesday. The finalists are from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, University at Buffalo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy.

June 17, 2011

A popular Type 2 diabetes treatment may help Type 1 diabetics achieve control of their blood-glucose levels, according to a small, observational study conducted at the University of Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A popular Type 2 diabetes treatment may help Type 1 diabetics achieve control of their blood-glucose levels, according to a small, observational study conducted at the University of Buffalo.

May 5, 2011

Hummus brand Sabra is looking to boost its portfolio by introducing new snacks.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Hummus brand Sabra is looking to boost its portfolio by introducing new snacks.

Sabra said it will be introducing a salsa line, which will include classic, southwestern style, home-style and chunky pico de gallo flavors; Greek yogurt veggie dips in roasted garlic, spinach and artichoke, sun dried tomato, and onion and fresh herbs varieties; and guacamole and new hummus flavors, including basil pesto and buffalo style blends.

The array of new products will be rolled out nationwide in the coming months.

April 8, 2011

A grape soda brand has gotten a makeover.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A grape soda brand has gotten a makeover.

Buffalo Rock Bottling, a privately held PepsiCo bottler, said that its Grapico and Diet Grapico cans now feature a multi-hued purple emblem, product wording in a signature Southern block script and a cluster of purple grapes at the top.

The packaging redesign applies to all versions of the soft drink, including the 2-liters, 20-oz. single-serving bottles, 12-oz. cans and 12-pack cartons.

Grapico is a well-known staple in the South and made its debut in New Orleans in 1914.

March 17, 2011

Rebootizer USA on Tuesday signed Kris Kinn, professional kiteboarder and international team rider for Best Kiteboarding, to its team of sponsored athletes.

WILTON, Conn. — Rebootizer USA on Tuesday signed Kris Kinn, professional kiteboarder and international team rider for Best Kiteboarding, to its team of sponsored athletes.

Kinn grew up on the shores of Lake Erie in Buffalo, N.Y. She began kiteboarding six years ago and now travels the world competing in national and international events.

March 4, 2011

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Last year’s recalls have put many popular children’s cough-cold medicines in the headlines and off the shelves. Couple that factor with the debate over safety and efficacy of these products, and you have a market primed for just as efficacious but safer introductions, like those in the homeopathic sector.