PORTLAND, Ore.—December 2, 2003—Healthnotes Inc. (HNI) today announced that Raley’s has signed a three-year contract to offer Healthnotes® acclaimed health and lifestyle information on its Web site. In addition, Raley’s renewed its kiosk software contract for three years and will continue to provide Healthnotes on touchscreen kiosks in seventeen stores.
“Raley’s vision is to ‘enhance the quality of people's lives,’ and we believe that helping our shoppers make informed lifestyle choices is an essential part of that goal,” said Flint Pendergraft, Raley’s Vice President, Pharmacy & Wellness. “We are excited to offer Healthnotes online and in-store to provide our shoppers with reliable information on healthy living.”
The online content is currently available by accessing Raley’s Web site, www.raleys.com, and clicking on “Pharmacy & Wellness.”
The kiosks are part of Raley’s Well for Life centers, helping to enhance the shopping experience by educating shoppers on essential health and nutrition information. In addition to answering customer questions, the kiosks also offer quick, tasty, healthy recipes where shoppers need them most—at the supermarket.
“Numerous studies show consumers are using a wide variety of products to maintain their health, including organic foods, vitamins, supplements, and herbal remedies,” stated Schuyler Lininger, HNI president and CEO. “By offering Healthnotes, Raley’s is providing the information their shoppers want and need to make confident purchase decisions.”
Healthnotes includes easy-to-understand information on health concerns, vitamins, herbs, weight management, sports nutrition, and foods. In addition, Healthnotes offers vital safety information on more than 18,200 potential interactions between supplements and frequently used prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Shoppers can print the articles and recipes free of charge.
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: www.healthnotes.com
About Raley’s Family of Fine Stores
Raley's is a privately owned supermarket chain with headquarters in West Sacramento, CA. The $3.3 billion company is comprised of four chains: Raley's, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, and Food Source. Its 134 supermarkets are located in Northern California, Nevada, and New Mexico.
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