Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market offer guests flu shots at the in-store pharmacy

Salt Lake City, UT, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The flu and winter go together like peanut butter and jelly, but are a much less appetizing combo. Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market are working to break up the unpleasant partnership by offering store guests flu shots at the in-store pharmacy. For a small fee, shoppers can get the vaccine by visiting the pharmacy at any store and speaking with the pharmacist. The program is designed to help keep guests healthy while saving them time, since they can get the shot when they come to grocery shop.

“Our pharmacies are focused on providing total wellness to our patients through a variety of consultations, classes and medications,” said Chris Sheard, Operations Manager for Associated Retail Operations pharmacies. “By offering flu shots to our guests, we are helping prevent the spread of the seasonal flu, which is something everyone can be happy about.”

The pharmacies have offered flu shots to shoppers since 2007 as a way to help protect against the seasonal illness. There is a small fee for the vaccine, but the pharmacies accept most insurance plans and the fee may be waived. The program is part of a larger initiative to provide total wellness care to patients in partnership with their primary care physician. Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market operate 42 locations across Utah.

About Associated Retail Operations
Associated Retail Operations consists of five local grocery stores owned by Associated Food Stores, an independent, retailer-owned grocery wholesaler based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The stores operate under five different banners, Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market. For more information, visit their websites at:

Macey’s—www.maceys.com

Lin’s—www.linsgrocery.com

Dan’s—www.dansfoods.com

Dick’s Market—www.dicksmarket.com

Fresh Market—www.freshmarketstores.com

Media Contact:
Rachael Wabel
rmwabel@afstores.com
801-978-8913

Source: AFS