Healthy Savings®, The 1-Scan for Instant Healthy Food Savings Program, Now Accepted at Festival Foods® of Minnesota

Healthy Savings®, The 1-Scan for Instant Healthy Food Savings Program, Now Accepted at Festival Foods® of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (Aug 01, 2018) — Solutran announced today that Festival Foods of Minnesota owned and operated by Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc. will begin accepting Healthy Savings customers at all Minnesota store locations. Healthy Savings can save shoppers more than $50 each week on healthier food staples including fresh produce, milk, eggs, lean meats, whole grain breads and more.

“Festival Foods is dedicated to the health and wellness of its shoppers,” said Jason Herfel at Festival Foods. “We are excited to announce our partnership with Healthy Savings and to start offering a benefit that can make a real difference in the health of our valued customers.  Our premium quality fresh foods and constantly expanding variety of groceries makes shopping easy for all of the items on our shoppers list.”

Healthy Savings programs are sponsored by health plans, governments, employers and nonprofit organizations. These sponsors offer members savings on the healthiest 1/3 of foods from over 200 brands. Consumers shop for promoted items at participating grocery stores, scan a barcode at checkout and save instantly.

“We are pleased to have Festival Foods join our network,” said Chad Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer of Solutran, the parent company of Healthy Savings. “Healthy Savings members can now shop and save on healthier foods at nearly 200 grocery retailer locations in Minnesota.”

Festival Foods joins Cash Wise®, Cub Foods®, Coborn’s®, Hornbachers®, Kowalski’s Markets, Lunds and Byerlys®, Mackenthun’s of Waconia and Rainbow® as participating retailers in the Healthy Savings network in Minnesota.

The technology behind the Healthy Savings program is powered by Solutran, Inc., a Minnesota-based technology company specializing in electronic benefit transfer and payment solutions.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings is a program for participants to save on healthier foods without having to earn points or clip, print or download coupons. Discounts are pre-loaded onto participant accounts each week and activated with a simple scan of a barcode from a card or mobile app at checkout of participating retail stores. Solutran S3 technology serves as the supporting substantiation platform behind the Healthy Savings program. The mission of Healthy Savings is to unlock the enormous potential within each individual with the goal of working together to improve the way America eats.

 

About Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc.

Festival Foods stores in St. Paul and Minneapolis are owned by Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc. The company, based in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, owns six Festival Foods stores and two Knowlan’s Fresh Foods stores.  Festival Foods offers a wide variety of products that can be ordered online for Delivery or Click & Collect Pick Up at each store.  Knowlan’s Super Markets, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 1905. Twin Cities native Lauri Youngquist, President and CEO, currently owns and operates the chain. Younquist’s sister, Marie Arthun, is also an owner. More information is available at FestivalFoods.net.

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More Grocers Offer Healthy Savings Discount Program

More Grocers Offer Healthy Savings Discount Program

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Healthy Savings® Adds Coborn’s, Cash Wise, and Kowalski’s Markets to Its Grocery Network

Healthy Savings® Adds Coborn’s, Cash Wise, and Kowalski’s Markets to Its Grocery Network

Minneapolis, MN (Oct 31, 2017) — Starting this month, Coborn’s®, Cash Wise®, Marketplace Foods™ and Kowalski’s Markets are partnering with Healthy Savings to offer healthier foods at an affordable price. Healthy Savings, a program sponsored by health plans, government entities and employers, provides members with savings of over $50 each week on foods qualifying in the top 1/3 of healthy items in the typical grocery store.

Members can save an average of 25% on items such as fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, lean meats, whole-grain breads, cereals, juices and beans offered from over 200 brands. The savings are available at any of the Coborn’s, Cash Wise, Marketplace Foods and Kowalski’s locations, which have joined the stores already participating including Cub®, Lunds & Byerlys®, Hornbacher’s® and Rainbow® Foods.  Coborn’sDelivers/Twin Cities and Kowalski’s On the Go are not yet connected to the program, but may be in the future.

Consumers shop for the promoted healthy items at participating grocery stores, scan a barcode at checkout and save instantly.

“Healthy Savings allows our customers to save on healthier items at the grocery store and complements our current health and wellness initiatives. This includes access to a registered dietitian, nutritional awareness and recipes through our Good Foods for Good Health program.” said Deb Kowalski of Kowalski’s Markets.

“At Coborn’s, Cash Wise and Marketplace Foods, our vision is to inspire happiness, healthy living and simplicity, one guest at a time. By partnering with Healthy Savings, we believe we are offering our customers all three of these key attributes that consumers today are looking for,” said Dennis Host, Vice President of Marketing for Coborn’s, Inc.

“As the Healthy Savings program expands across the country, it is rewarding to have continual growth where it started, right here in the Midwest,” said Chad Kelly, chief marketing officer of Solutran, the parent company of Healthy Savings.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings is a program for participants to save on healthier foods without having to clip, print or download coupons. Discounts are pre-loaded onto participant accounts each week and are activated with a simple scan of a barcode from a card or mobile phone app at the checkout of participating retail stores. The technology for Healthy Savings was developed by Solutran, Inc., a Minnesota technology company in the financial services industry.

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Ahold USA Brands to Join Healthy Savings® Retailer Network

Ahold USA Brands to Join Healthy Savings® Retailer Network

Minneapolis, MN (Sep 22, 2017) — Healthy Savings, a Minnesota-based healthy lifestyle program focused on improving diets, will expand its retail network this October with the addition of Ahold USA’s brands, including Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover and GIANT/MARTIN’S.

Healthy Savings programs are sponsored by health plans, government agencies, employers and non-profit organizations. These sponsors provide their members with access to savings of over $50 each week on fresh fruits and vegetables as well as better-for-you staples such as milk, eggs, lean meats, whole grain breads, cereals, juices and beans.

Over 200 consumer brands with qualifying foods are promoted as part of the Healthy Savings program. Consumers shop for promoted items at participating grocery stores, scan a barcode at checkout and save instantly.

“We know many healthy eating choices begin at the supermarket, and Ahold USA brands are known for offering a wide variety of healthy choices and resources like in-store nutritionists and pharmacists to customers,” said Marissa Nelson, SVP of responsible retailing and healthy living for Ahold USA. “Partnering with the Healthy Savings program provides meaningful incentives that give loyal shoppers another reason to look to our retail brand stores for better-for-you options at a real value.”

With the addition of Ahold USA’s retail divisions, the Healthy Savings program will be offered in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

“Working with partners like Ahold USA and its brands, we’re giving more Americans the ability to make the healthy choice, the easy choice,” said Chad Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer of Solutran, the parent company of Healthy Savings.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings is a program for participants to save on healthier foods without having to clip, print or download coupons. Discounts are pre-loaded onto participant accounts each week and activated with a simple scan of a barcode from a card or mobile phone at checkout of participating retail stores. The technology for Healthy Savings was developed by Solutran, Inc., a Minnesota technology company in the financial services industry.

 About Ahold USA

Ahold USA is a proud company of Ahold Delhaize, one of the world’s largest food retail groups, a leader in supermarkets and e-commerce, and a company at the forefront of sustainable retailing. Ahold USA supports four Brands – Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover, and Giant Carlisle – that operate approximately 780 supermarkets with 115,000 associates in 14 states and the District of Columbia along with Peapod, the nation’s leading e-commerce grocery shopping/delivery service. For more information, visit www.aholddelhaize.com.

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Woodman’s Joins Healthy Savings® Grocery Network

Woodman’s Joins Healthy Savings® Grocery Network

Milwaukee, WI (Jul 17, 2017) — Starting this month, Woodman’s Food Markets® is partnering with Healthy Savings to make eating healthier more convenient and more affordable. With Healthy Savings, people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare self-funded employer and BadgerCare Medicaid plans who shop at any of the 16 Woodman’s Food Markets can save more than $50 each week on fresh fruits and vegetables, and healthy staples such as milk, eggs, lean meats, whole-grain breads, cereals, juices and beans.

“Healthy Savings gives us a unique opportunity to help customers and their families make healthier food choices,” said Dustin Wales, Marketing Director at Woodman’s Food Market.

Woodman’s Food Markets joins Copps®, Metro Market® and Pick ‘n Save® as participating retailers in the Healthy Savings network in Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to welcome Woodman’s to the Healthy Savings network,” said Chad Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer of Solutran, the parent company of Healthy Savings. “Woodman’s Markets complements our existing network and has been a much-anticipated addition.”

“Healthy Savings gives people the opportunity to make healthier food choices and improve their diets, which will make a meaningful difference in their health and well-being,” said Dustin Hinton, president and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin. “Expanding the program makes it easier and more affordable for many Wisconsin families.”

Healthy Savings programs are sponsored by health plans, governments, employers and nonprofit organizations. These sponsors provide their employees and plan participants with access to savings on more than 5,000 qualifying healthy foods from over 200 brands. Consumers shop for promoted items at participating grocery stores, scan a barcode at checkout and save instantly.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings is a program for participants to save on healthier foods without having to clip, print or download coupons. Discounts are pre-loaded onto participant accounts each week and activated with a simple scan of a barcode from a card or mobile phone at checkout of participating retail stores. The technology for Healthy Savings was developed by Solutran, Inc. a Minnesota technology company in the financial services industry.

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