"Better nutrition is one of our strongest pillars to improving preventative health and reducing the enormous cost of healthcare shouldered by employers,” says Gerard Bridi, CEO, NutriSavings.
Newton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
NutriSavings today announced that it ranked 69 on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. The full list can be found on http://www.informationweek.com/elite100.
NutriSavings developed the first measurable nutrition wellness program that incentivizes employees to purchase healthier foods and beverages at the supermarket. NutriSavings built the first online ecosystem where supermarkets, food & beverage companies, and produce growers join forces with employers to get employees healthier. NutriSavings is on a mission to improve the health of the U.S. workforce through better nutrition, and to reduce the enormous costs related to unhealthy diets.
According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, full-time workers in the U.S. who are overweight or obese and have other chronic health conditions miss an estimated 450 million additional days of work each year compared with healthy workers -- resulting in an estimated cost of more than $153 billion in lost productivity annually.
"Better nutrition is one of our strongest pillars to improving preventative health and reducing the enormous cost of healthcare shouldered by employers,” says Gerard Bridi, CEO, NutriSavings. “Yet studies show that when it comes to healthy grocery shopping, consumers face confusion and higher costs at the supermarket aisle. NutriSavings’ technology makes healthier shopping easier, more dynamic, and more affordable for participating employees.”
NutriSavings leverages Big Data to process 150 million nutritional data elements and provide incentives and rewards based upon behavioral changes that take place while participants shop at their favorite supermarket. Participants also have access to sponsor-funded rewards and manufacturer-funded discounts on healthier food items.
“We are proud to be recognized as a top business technology innovator by InformationWeek,” said Niraj Jetly, SVP, COO/CIO, NutriSavings. “This is award is a testament to the relentless determination of our software engineering and product management teams to develop technologies to guide consumers throughout the grocery shopping experience.”
“Digital businesses are adept at using the web in conjunction with mobile, social, analytics, and other technologies to not only boost sales, but also change their relationships with customers. The 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 highlights companies that are leading this digital business revolution, redefining business models and reshaping industries,” said InformationWeek Editor in Chief Rob Preston.
This is InformationWeek’s 26th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. For 2014, this assessment was narrowed to a more elite 100 organizations. InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.
NutriSavings is an online ecosystem where employers, health plans, food and beverage companies, and produce growers, join forces to educate American works on proper nutrition. We are on a mission to improve the health of the U.S. workforce and reduce the enormous costs associated with obesity and other chronic diseases through better nutrition. NutriSavings is the first measurable nutrition benefit solution that is designed to change shopping behavior and incentivize healthy food purchases. Our solution is integrated with the nation’s largest supermarket chains, enabling participants to see their grocery basket score in near real-time. NutriSavings is a joint venture between Edenred, the world leader in employee benefits, and SavingStar, the only national fully digital grocery savings service in the U.S.
Edenred, which invented the Ticket Restaurant® meal voucher and is the world leader in prepaid corporate services, designs and manages solutions that improve the efficiency of organizations and purchasing power to individuals.
By ensuring that allocated funds are used specifically as intended, these solutions enable companies to more effectively manage their:
- Employee benefits (Ticket Restaurant®, Ticket Alimentación, Ticket CESU, Childcare Vouchers, etc.)
- Expense management process (Ticket Car, Ticket Clean Way, Repom, etc.)
- Incentive and rewards programs (Ticket Compliments, Ticket Kadéos, etc.)
The Group also supports public institutions in managing their social programs.
Edenred operates in 40 countries, with more than 6,000 employees, nearly 640,000 companies and public sector clients, 1.4 million affiliated merchants and 40 million beneficiaries. In 2013, total issue volume amounted to €17.1 billion, of which almost 60% was generated in emerging markets.
Ticket Restaurant® and all other tradenames of Edenred products and services are registered trademarks of Edenred SA.
Jaime Crespo, Director of Marketing - Phone: 339-206-0595 – jaime.crespo(at)nutrisavings(dot)com