Report: Publix to Install Health Information Kiosks in GreenWise Markets
Lakeland, Fla., Publix Super Markets plans to install health and wellness information kiosks in its Publix GreenWise Market stores to provide shoppers with healthy living ideas and recipes during their shopping trips, according to ProgressiveGrocer.com.
Publix will offer Healthnotes Connect “Fresh Ideas” kiosks from Portland, Ore.-based Healthnotes, Inc. in response to growing consumer interest in health and healthy eating.
The installation will be an in-store extension of a service Publix has been using online for the past three years under the “Wellness & Pharmacy” section of its Web site.
Publix’s first stand-alone GreenWise Market store is slated to open this fall in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Additional GreenWise markets are planned to open in 2008 and 2009.
L.L. Bean Opens First Store in New York
Freeport, Maine, L.L. Bean will stay open 24 hours a day, throughout the weekend of its grand opening at Colonie Center in Albany, N.Y. on Sept. 14.
The 24-hour schedule, which ends after the opening weekend, is being done in the spirit of the L.L. Bean store in Freeport, Maine, according to the company. It will offer in-store lessons on how to snowshoe, fly fish, kayak and do other sports.
L.L. Bean is one of a number of stores locating in the mall, which is in the midst of a $70 million renovation. A Cheesecake Factory restaurant opened last August, and PF Chang’s China Bistro is set to open on Oct. 8. Foot Locker is set to open in September, as is Lids, which sells hats.
The new 30,000-sq.-ft. store at Colonie Center was built to a national energy-efficiency standard set by the United States Green Building Council, according to L.L. Bean.