Shopko to place 263 higi health stations at its stores

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Shopko is partnering with higi to allow users to monitor and track their biometric health information and share data with trusted health partners.

higi has almost 10,000 health stations in retail locations across the United States, as well as mobile and web-based services. Seventy-five percent of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a higi station, so it’s not surprising that more than 155 million tests were completed across higi’s network. The company provides millions of consumers with a free, fast, easy, secure and reliable way to monitor their vital health information over time.

Under the deal with Shopko, higi will install 263 of its stations health stations in 18 states. Also, the company will get a new presence in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota. Implementation has already begun, and the full rollout is slated for completion in October.

“higi will be an innovative way to engage our shoppers and employees, helping them track and achieve their individual wellness goals,” Darren Singer, Shopko Senior Vice President of Retail Health and Wellness, said in a statement. “We are excited to leverage higi’s platform in combination with our great pharmacy teams, driving our vision as a health and wellness destination in the communities we serve.”

While things seem to going just fine (and more than that) for higi, its competitor HealthSpot is out of business and its assets have been recently acquired by Rite Aid. Guess this market isn’t big enough for two companies… or one of them had a better strategy…