The weight-loss company Jenny Craig is moving into 100 Walgreens across the country by opening centers in the drug store chain. The company has created new customized weight loss offerings aided by its DNA Decoder tool, which analyzes 15 different markers that the company says offer insight into weight management. The DNA is collected via a cheek swab and the information is used to design custom meal and exercise plans.
In October, Walgreens conducted the very first drone-based delivery from a store to a local customer in Christianburg, Virginia. The delivery included Tylenol, Halls cough drops, tissues, Emergen-C and bottled water. Walgreens partnered with a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, called Wing Aviation. This delivery made Walgreens the first retailer to offer on-demand drone delivery of products. The location was selected by the aviation company. Customers in the selected area have more than 100 products to choose from for drone delivery, as well as six pre-packs.