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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