H-E-B to Receive AAHP Integrative Medicine Award

MILWAUKIE, Ore., Oct. 19, 2022 —The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) has named H-E-B as the 2022 recipient of their Integrative Medicine Retailer Award. This honor recognizes a retailer organization or retailer executive that promotes and sells products that encompass a broad range of therapeutic approaches to achieve optimal health and wellness for consumers seeking to participate actively in their healthcare.

Accepting the award on behalf of H-E-B was Mike Schaeffer, H-E-B Director, Drug Store, during a Sept. 29 reception. The AAHP Industry Reception, sponsored by The Emerson Group, took place at the historic Union League of Philadelphia in conjunction with the Natural Products Expo East.

“AAHP recognizes H-E-B’s dedication to provide consumers with a wide choice of healthy products and services,” said Mark Land, AAHP President. Land continued, “Through their many initiatives, including the Healthy Living Department, consumers have better access to healthier offerings to care for the health of themselves and their families.”

Each H-E-B is special. Striving to be Texans’ one-stop health-and-wellness destination, the San Antonio-based retailer has many unique programs to help consumers navigate their health journeys. Some locations offer registered dietitians and culinary experts onsite, telehealth nutrition services, and shoppers can speak to pharmacists when picking up their prescriptions.

Additionally, now at five locations in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, H-E-B has Wellness Primary Care Clinics withboard-certified doctors and registered dietitians. In addition to primary care services and health/nutrition coaching, H-E-B Wellness Primary Care Clinics offer services such as physical therapy, clinical pharmacists, specialty referrals, and labs to create a coordinated approach to healthcare — all under one roof.

These are just a few of the ways H-E-B provides customers with more than just a great place to shop. The retailer promotes local products made in Texas, frequently donates to many community causes, and invests in a variety of environmental efforts.

This is the fourth annual event for AAHP. The inaugural Integrative Medicine Retailer Award was accepted on behalf of Wegman’s Food Markets by Karen Shadders, Vice President of Health and Well Being, in 2019, followed by Derrick Shaffer, Director of OTC and Vitamins at Rite Aid Corporation in 2020 and Jenn Martin, Vice President of Merchandising for Health, Beauty, Baby Center, and Card & Party at Meijer, Inc. in 2021.

“In bringing together homeopathic manufacturers, retailers, experts in the field, and professionals from adjacent associations, the AAHP Industry Reception highlights opportunities and challenges that we can all work through together,” said Land.

About AAHP: Founded in 1923, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) is the leading industry association for the manufacturers, distributors and marketers of homeopathic drugs. AAHP promotes excellence in the practice of homeopathic pharmacy, manufacturing, marketing and distribution by supporting the requirements, criteria and published guidelines in the HPUS, relevant Federal statutes, as well as other industry regulations/compendia — all to help members provide safe, effective homeopathic medicines to consumers, retailers and healthcare practitioners.

About H-E-B: H-E-B, with sales of $34 billion, operates more than 420 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 116th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 145,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities.