Walgreens, Jenny Craig to open in-store weight loss offering at 100 stores

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Walgreens and Jenny Craig are teaming up to bring customers access to health and weight loss management services. The two companies will be opening 100 Jenny Craig at Walgreens locations nationwide starting in January 2020, offering Jenny Craig’s program that includes one-on-one consultations, a customized menu plan and meal delivery. 

“Jenny Craig has a long-standing history of changing lives through personal one-on-one support and lifestyle management. We found Jenny Craig to be a strong fit with our shared mission to provide trusted, proven, and personalized care,” said Jim OConor, senior vice president, neighborhood health destination, Walgreens. “Jenny Craig at Walgreens will give customers the opportunity to interact face-to-face with Jenny Craig consultants, just as our patients have experienced for over a century with our pharmacists.”

The locations will open in 20 states, in such markets as Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and Phoenix, among others. The companies said they would start to explore other possible in-store and digital initiatives once the locations open. 

“Jenny Craig and Walgreens are a natural fit with both companies focused on making health services—including weight loss—easily accessible, effective, personal and valuable to customers,” said Monty Sharma, CEO and president of Jenny Craig. “The launch of Jenny Craig at Walgreens will expand our ability to attract even more consumers across the country and provide them with our scientifically-proven and innovative offering that includes in-person personalized coaching, customized and prepared meal plans with convenient in-home delivery of our delicious foods.”

The partnership is part of Walgreens’ efforts to position itself as a neighborhood health destination, which is among the four pillars guiding the company. As part of Walgreens Boots Alliance full-year 2019 earnings release, executives said the company is making good progress on these goals. Neighborhood health destination efforts have included the expansion of the Walgreens Find Care platform, as well as partnerships focused on diagnostic lab testing, primary care, urgent care, dental care and optical offerings.