US supermarket offers free cholesterol checkup in its stors throughout February


Supermarket chain ShopRite, the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States has announced that it will conduct free cholesterol checkups in its stores across New Jersey. The cholesterol screenings would be done at its 27 stores all through the month of February. Regarded as the largest employer in New Jersey, ShopRite conducts these screenings in honor of American Heart Month.

The cholesterol check up includes free flu shots, diet suggestions, blood pressure monitoring among other free pharmaceutical services. Each of the 27 stores will have the cholesterol check ups on a predefined date, which could be found on the supermarkets website.

Natalie Menza, manager of health and wellness at ShopRite, said in a statement that Heart disease being the nation’s number one cause of death, getting screened and knowing your cholesterol numbers can save your life. This was the major reason, according to why the supermarket has offered this important preventative care service to their customers. ShopRite has been offering free cholesterol screenings for the last five years.

The cooperative is comprised of 45 members who individually own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite banner. Today, Wakefern and ShopRite together employ more than 50,000 people throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.