Category Archives: Corporate Wellness

Kroger spending more than one billion on healthcare

America’s largest grocery chain—#23 on the Fortune 500 list A huge organization (5th largest retailer in the world), Kroger reports for 2012: $90 billion in sales, $1.3 billion in profits and 343,000 employees. My estimate is that by cutting their … Continue reading

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Rx for slashing the cost of healthcare at CVS

America’s largest drugstore chain—#18 on the Fortune 500 list Apparently the “CVS” stands for “convenience, value and service.” A huge organization, they report $108 billion in sales, profits of $3.5 billion and have 203,000 employees. Since much of their profits … Continue reading

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World’s largest company. World’s largest healthcare bill.

Also, the world’s greatest opportunity to save money on healthcare Have you noticed the Walmart ads for the improved assortment of fruits and veggies in the produce department? Now, all they need to do to save a few billion dollars … Continue reading

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CostCo spending one billion dollars on healthcare (est.)

According to my calculations after input from the Bloomberg News editor While watching CBS This Morning last week, I learned that CostCo foots the healthcare bill for 88% of its 174,000 well-paid employees. A company known for taking care of … Continue reading

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Massive Food Problem. Mark Bittman recommends patience.

I recommend LEADERSHIP! Once again, let me say it up front—when it comes to our food system, Mark Bittman is the most knowledgeable journalist on the planet. He totally “gets it” about the health, environmental and sustainability issues. But like … Continue reading

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Learning from the “dairies to berries” project in Finland…

…about how “real” dietary guidelines can work in the USA Last week, Dr. Michael Greger posted a video (see below) that inspired this blog. He started out by asking why we even care what the official U.S. dietary guidelines are? … Continue reading

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A look at the cost of health care PIE—in the USA

According to KaiserEDU.org (See link below), there are three primary drivers of healthcare cost increases in recent years: Technology and prescription drugs — Some analysts state that the availability of more expensive, state-of-the-art medical technologies and drugs fuels health care … Continue reading

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