“Safeway shares our commitment of empowering consumers to take charge of their health,” said Stephen Kendig, CCO & EVP of SoloHealth. “We are bringing comprehensive health and wellness services directly to Safeway’s customers."
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
SoloHealth®, a consumer-driven healthcare technology company, and Safeway, Inc., one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, announced today they have signed a multiyear deal to rollout the SoloHealth Station® kiosk to almost 700 Safeway stores nationwide. Starting this April, the SoloHealth Stations will begin being installed in stores, giving Safeway’s customers access to free health screenings, personalized assessments and valuable health information. The new service compliments Safeway’s already comprehensive health and wellness services it offers customers.
“Safeway shares our commitment of empowering consumers to take charge of their health,” said Stephen Kendig, CCO & EVP of SoloHealth. “We believe that access, awareness and education are keys to a healthy lifestyle, and we’re bringing comprehensive health and wellness services directly to Safeway’s customers. We look forward to working closely with Safeway to ensure we are always offering the most valuable tools that can lead to healthier and happier lifestyles for their growing customer base.”
To date, more than 10 million consumers have interacted with the SoloHealth Station and averaging more than 4.5 minutes per session. The Stations are currently located in almost 2,500 retail locations nationwide, expanding to more than 4,000 by 2014.
A free bilingual service, the SoloHealth Station is a healthcare access platform for consumers providing screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index, a symptom checker as well as an overall health assessment free of charge. Additionally, the Station serves as a valuable resource to provide health and wellness information and services, offering a convenient, user-friendly platform to make health information and data easy to access, inform, store and share.
The Station offers highly personalized, targeted and interactive opportunities for consumers, advertisers and retailers by placing kiosks in high-traffic retail locations. The SoloHealth Station is backed by technology that allows for flexibility to make changes remotely and quickly so the company can continue to expand the services offered to consumers and advertising partners.
ABOUT SOLOHEALTH: Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth® is a leading consumer-driven healthcare technology company, providing a health and wellness access point through its FDA- approved health SoloHealth Station screening kiosks located in retail locations nationwide. The Company’s philosophy is to empower consumers about their health through awareness, education and convenient self-service technology. Strategic investors and partners include Coinstar/Redbox (CSTR), Walter Huff (founder of HBOC), WellPoint and Dell. Additionally, the company received a sizeable grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit http://www.solohealth.com or @SoloHealth.
ABOUT SAFEWAY http://www.Safeway.com: Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,644 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $43.6 billion in 2011.
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Amy Sorrells: amy.sorrells(at)solohealth(dot)com; 404-550-4885