Healthnotes Launches Kiosk and Web products in Spanish to Help Retailers Market to Growing Hispanic Segment

Navarro Discount Pharmacies offers Healthnotes Spanish on their Web site

PORTLAND, Ore.—October 3, 2003—To help retailers proactively meet the needs of their Hispanic shoppers, Healthnotes Inc. (HNI) announced today the availability of its latest touchscreen kiosk and Web product, Healthnotes Spanish.

Healthnotes Spanish quickly and accurately answers customer questions on health concerns, vitamins, and herbal remedies with science-based, consumer-friendly information in Spanish. It is available as a stand-alone kiosk or Web product, or it can be bundled with the Healthnotes Healthy Living or Healthnotes Pharmacy products (in English) to provide a bilingual health resource to shoppers.

“The Hispanic market is the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in the US(1) with more than 500 billion dollars in purchasing power(2). Retailers recognize this and are looking for ways to capture the mind share of this valuable consumer segment,” stated Schuyler Lininger, D.C., HNI president and CEO. “Healthnotes is proud to help retailers such as Navarro Pharmacies meet the needs of their Spanish-speaking shoppers by providing reliable health information at the point of decision.”

Navarro Discount Pharmacies will feature Healthnotes Spanish on their Web site,, to help its Spanish-speaking customers research their health-related questions and make informed, confident purchase decisions. Navarro will also feature Healthnotes Healthy Living in English on their site. The Healthnotes content will be fully integrated on the Navarro site and available to customers November 2003.

“We are excited to offer our customers access to Healthnotes acclaimed health information in both Spanish and English .We understand the importance of information during the decision making process and want to be seen as a trustworthy resource for our customers,” commented Gabriel Navarro, Vice President for Navarro Discount Pharmacies.

About Navarro Pharmacies Inc.
Navarro Discount Pharmacies operates seventeen discount drugstores in the South Florida market. Navarro's sales for 2003 are estimated at $220 million. Navarro leads the industry in terms of sales per store and number of prescriptions filled per store.


About Healthnotes Inc.
Healthnotes Inc. (HNI) is the premier provider of credible, easy-to-use health and lifestyle information for in-store touchscreen kiosk, Web, and multi-channel initiatives. Healthnotes® applications provide consumers with practical, comprehensive information at the point of decision—online and in-store. More than 6,500 supermarkets, pharmacies, and natural product stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom use Healthnotes Retail Solutions to improve customer service, build loyalty, and increase sales. Healthnotes also generates behind-the-counter applications that are licensed to e-commerce and health-related Internet sites worldwide. On the Web:

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HEALTHNOTES is a registered trademark of Healthnotes, Inc.

1 2000 US Census
2 Selig Center for Economic Growth, University of Georgia

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