By Michael Browne
Source: Supermarket News

Beginning Wednesday, Albertsons customers can use supplemental benefits to purchase over-the-counter medications and fresh produce in the company’s more than 2,200 stores.

The new program provides convenient access to customers using prepaid cards funded by Medicare Advantage plans, employer incentives, healthcare providers or local governments, furthering the company’s commitment to support the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

“We are committed to offering solutions that deliver access to healthy produce and meals, reduce food insecurity and provide solutions for chronic condition management,” said Omer Gajial, EVP of pharmacy and health at Boise, Idaho-based Albertsons Cos. “Using supplemental benefits enables shoppers to conveniently shop for fresh food and over-the-counter medications contributing to their overall health and well-being.”

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