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Pop-Up Grocery Stores Popping into Healthcare Facilities


By Cathy Jakicic Health Care Facilities
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Foodservice company Aramark is converting existing retail space at some healthcare facilities into “pop-up” grocery stores to serve frontline healthcare workers, according to an article on the Grocery Dive website.

The stores, which now number more than 100, carry items such as bread, milk, eggs, non-perishable products and paper goods. 

Aramark, which has had to shuffle its operations as restaurants, schools and other traditional business outlets shut down, said it decided to carry groceries as a way to help workers save time and avoid hazards.

“Allowing essential workers and front-line employees to shop within their own workplaces gives them convenient access to essential groceries and saves them the time and health risks of stopping at traditional grocery stores,” the company said.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.

 

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