Kroger Announces Food as Medicine Strategy

Last Wednesday, in conjunction with the White House conference on nutrition, health, and hunger, Kroger KR (NYSE) announced their strategy for “a more interactive online shopping experience that grades the healthiness of choices” and eventually links “shopping habits and electronic health records.” Kroger is the nation’s largest grocery retailer, and its healthcare division operates 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 14 million customers annually. Read the news story here.  

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