Healthnotes Introduces 'Foodnotes' Version of EasyAnswers Touchscreen Kiosk at FMI Show

PORTLAND, Ore., Apr 28, 2004 -- To help supermarkets offer an interactive resource on food, nutrition, and recipes in-store, Healthnotes Inc. (HNI) today announced the launch of the Foodnotes(R) EasyAnswers Touchscreen kiosk.

The kiosk was specifically designed for location in food departments, featuring food- and recipe-related graphics on the steel enclosure, and is configured to run one of the three Foodnotes applications from HNI (Foodnotes Grocery, Foodnotes Meat & Seafood, and Foodnotes Fresh Produce).

"Supermarkets are in a unique position to provide consumers with both the products and information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices," stated Schuyler Lininger, HNI president and CEO. "Healthnotes is excited to offer supermarket retailers two versions of the EasyAnswers Touchscreen, one for food-related departments, such as produce or meat and seafood, and one for health-related departments, such as pharmacy. Both options help supermarkets provide an engaging, consumer-friendly resource in-store."

Attendees of the FMI Show, May 2-4, 2004 in Chicago, can see the new Foodnotes EasyAnswers Touchscreen in the HNI booth (#976) on the main FMI Show floor. The kiosk will also be featured in the Produce for Better Health Foundation booth (#9000) at the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association Conference and Expo, co-located with the FMI Show.

In addition, the Healthnotes(R) EasyAnswers Touchscreen, featuring "Health & Wellness" graphics, will be included in the Healthy Living Pavilion (booth #862) on the main FMI Show floor.

The EasyAnswers Touchscreen kiosk, originally launched in January 2004, was designed specifically for retail use and features eye-catching visuals and built-in user instructions. The kiosk is a "plug-and-play" unit that is easy for retailers to install and maintain.

The three Foodnotes applications from HNI -- Foodnotes Grocery, Foodnotes Meat & Seafood, and Foodnotes Fresh Produce -- include comprehensive, easy-to-understand information on more than 450 foods, as well as nutrition, healthy eating, special diets, weight control, and more. All three applications also offer hundreds of tasty, healthy recipes that shoppers can print in-store free of charge.

Pricing and availability

The Healthnotes EasyAnswers Touchscreen and Foodnotes EasyAnswers Touchscreen are available for purchase or lease through HNI. Custom colors and branding options are also available. The six different Healthnotes and Foodnotes kiosk applications require an annual software subscription. Pricing for both hardware and software varies depending on quantity purchased.

About Healthnotes Inc.

Healthnotes Inc. (HNI) is the premier provider of credible, easy-to-use health, food, and lifestyle information for in-store touchscreen kiosk, Web, and multi-channel initiatives. More than 6,500 supermarkets, pharmacies, and natural product stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom use Healthnotes(R) Retail Solutions to provide consumers with practical healthy living information at the point of decision -- online and in-store. Healthnotes also generates Web applications that are licensed to e-commerce and health-related Internet sites worldwide. On the Web:

Note to editors: HEALTHNOTES and FOODNOTES are registered trademarks of Healthnotes, Inc.

Amy Garland
Healthnotes, Inc.
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 503-234-4092

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