There is no doubt that finding a way to drive incremental business in the convenience store space is a hard thing to do. However, Quik Trip is edifying its brand with the ‘halo’ of better for you by adding MedWise walk-in medical clinics and many of its locations.
Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, stated, “Quik Trip will garner customers looking for health care and be able to introduce them to their brand, food offering, Gas, and beverage options that many will have never before enjoyed.
There is no doubt that QuikTrip Corp. is looking to expand the types of convenient services it offers by opening more urgent care clinics. With its wholly owned subsidiary MedWise LLC plans to develop more walk-in medical clinics in regions such as Wichita, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo.
MedWise spokesperson Antonya Pharr noted that no estimated opening dates for new sites yet exist, according to a Kansas City Star report.
Medwise Chief Medical Officer Patrick Aguilar, stated, "QuikTrip is known for friendly, efficient delivery of high-quality products to customers around the country,"…. "We believe that these are the exact characteristics that will help us provide excellent care to patients at MedWise."
Aguilar continued, “that patients have a right to expect high-quality clinical care, and QuikTrip's reputation for fast and reliable service at more than 900 convenience stores will help support that mission.”
· Testing for COVID-19, flu and strep;
· Treatment for illnesses, injuries and infections for all ages;
· Vaccinations and flu shots; and
· Occupational medicine services such as DOT, state and government physicals, pre- and post-employment physicals, and Workers' Comp assessment.
So, existing MedWise clinics allow patients to use Medicare and Medicaid to access services, according to the report. In-person and telehealth appointments can also be made in addition to walk-in appointments.
Urgent care isn't the only area in which QuikTrip is expanding. The convenience store operator is reportedly planning to open three c-stores in the Chicago metropolitan area, with the first expected to open its doors in 2023. How are you expanding your brand?
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