by Matthew Stollak on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
With wellness continuing to be a hot topic, organizations are looking for innovative ways to help their employees lead happier and healthier lives.
For example, how do we get our staff to be wiser or better food consumers? One such approach is the rise of Preferred Grocer Organizations (PGOs). Programs like Healthy Savings encourage employees to eat healthier by discounting the cost of quality food at participating groceries.
If you're familiar with Cartwheel by Target (a personal favorite), Healthy Savings works in the same way. "Each Sunday, your card is pre-loaded with $40-50 of new savings on the healthiest one-third of foods in a typical grocery store." All you do is shop for the items on the list, scan your card at checkout, and the savings are applied.
Such a program appears to be a win-win for all involved. Since the program only applies to certain stores, groceries get increased, committed customers. Employees will have an incentive to try and choose healthier food. Employers will see long-term savings as employees opt for more nutritious items.
Is your organization ready to become part of a Preferred Grocer Organization?