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    Andronico’s 'Brings Healthy Back' With FitBank Mobile Rewards

    Alliance incentivizes shoppers, associates with fitness credits

    Andronico’s Community Market is launching a mobile fitness rewards program for customers and employees via a partnership with FitBank.

    Expanding its innovative FitMarket program launched in stores and online in September 2015, Berkeley, Calif.-based Andronico’s Community Market is making good on its commitment to “Bring Healthy Back” with a new, mobile rewards program for customers and employees.

    In an exclusive partnership with FitBank – part of fitness app Sweat.Works Global Gym – Andronico’s will kick off the new initiative in its San Francisco store at Irving Street at Funston on Jan. 16, during its FitMarket Faire. During the healthy living event, which will be rolled out to the specialty food retailer's other locations in the coming weeks, coaches, nutritionists, chefs and fitness professionals will be on hand to offer support to customers and employees in-store, alongside companion support on Andronico’s website.

    "FitMarket is rooted in our determination to help community members create balance between how they shop, cook, eat, exercise and re-charge," explained Suzy Monford, Andronico’s CEO. "At our January 16 launch we will offer free in-store health and nutrition counsel, along with fitness guidance and demonstrations from experts.”

    Andronico's customers and employees can join FitBank via registration on the grocer's website, while users of the free Sweat.Works Global Gym app will find their own FitBank account for tracking their workouts and earning credits.

    Through FitMarket, Andronico’s is using FitBank to offer store gift cards and coupons for free products. Users’ workouts will earn them credits in their FitBank account – all stored and tracked in the user’s app dashboard.

    While Andronico’s employees can cash in FitBank credits for an extra paid day off or gift card equivalent to a day’s pay, customers and the public will be rewarded with coupons for health and fitness products, or with Andronico’s store gift cards. For users that achieve the “Sweat 16” goal of 16 workouts in any four-week period, Andronico’s will further enhance the incentive with $100 in free produce, to be dispersed via $25 per week during the following four weeks.

    "This is a program aimed at supporting our community. That’s why we have included such local partners as 24 Hour Fitness, Yoga Kula in Berkeley, and OrangeTheory Fitness in Walnut Creek,” added Bridget Kwok, director of marketing for Andronico’s. “FitMarket events are a place for community members to support one another in their healthy living efforts.”

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