RobardUser Robard Corporation | September 2014

CVS Takes the "Health" Plunge


CVS recently made a move that could catapult them to the top of the retail pharmacy food chain.  It was recently decided that “CVS Caremark” will be now called “CVS Health”. Although the change in name maybe subtle, it’s some of the accompanying changes that will have more of an impact on the consumer and the company.

While waiting in checkout lines we’ve grown accustom to seeing an array of tobacco products the franchise had to offer. That will no longer be the case. Effective immediately, CVS will not carry tobacco products in any of their 7,700 plus stores nationwide. These shelves will be replaced by products such as nicotine gum and other tobacco using habit-kicking products. 

The removal of tobacco products furthers CVS’ efforts in becoming your go-to place for anything healthcare. There’s also a financial gain that is expected to come from this, that they hope results in surpassing Walgreens as the number one retail pharmacy in the country.  

However, it also removes any potential hypocrisy that would come with the yearning of being on the frontlines of healthcare retail, and selling a universally unhealthy product.  We all know the dangers that are attached with the use of tobacco.  And ultimately goes against the image and direction that CVS sees itself going in. 

What are your thoughts on this decision CVS made? Do you feel other stores should follow suit? Leave a comment in the box below and let us know what you think. 

Source: Investorplace


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Product Spotlight: 15 Gram Meal Replacement Bars


When dieters don’t have time to prepare a meal, it often leads them to choose unhealthy options. We have an assortment of meal replacement bars that are not only delicious, but also give your dieters all the nutrients and minerals they would receive with a typical meal. Best of all dieters just open the wrapper and enjoy! 

Our best-selling bars include:

Fudge Graham Bar
  •       15g Protein
  •         160 Calories
  •         Aspartame Free
  •         Gelatin Free
  •         Kosher Product
Cinnamon Bar
  •      160 Calories
  •      15g Protein (13g Soy Protein)
  •        Gelatin Free
  •        Aspartame Free

Peppermint Cocoa Crunch Bar

  •        15g Protein
  •        160 Calories
  •         Aspartame Free
  •         Gelatin Free

·      These bars are also available in a variety pack. To take a look at these as well as the rest of Robard's products, browse our Product Catalog, or contact one of our Territory Sales Managers at 800-222-9201.


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Move to the Beat!


Music has the unique ability to be many things to many people. It can be a mood changer, mood-setter, or simply express our current mood in a more artistic and creative way. What can music do for you while you’re exercising? Regardless of the setting you will find headphones in the ears of the majority of the people you see working out.

Why? For starters, music is a great motivational tool for us. It can be a welcomed distraction to the amount of exertion we are using, allowing us to push that much more.  A study even showed that music can improve performance by up to 15 percent.  That number maybe high and also varies depending on the person, but it also makes sense.

What songs tend to have the best effects? Typically songs that have a 120-140 beats per minute (BPM) ratio have the most significant change in an exerciser. Meaning a song like “Timber” by Kesha and Pitbull (130 bpm) could have a different effect on you compared to “Burn” by Ellie Goulding (86 bpm). Both songs can serve a purpose, the lower rate for warm up and the higher rate for cardio.

Depending what you are listening to music can either keep you on pace, or erratically change it.  While exercising, we often find ourselves working out to the rhythm of what we are listening to.  We would like for that rhythm and pace to be steady, however some music can cause dips and spikes in our pacing.

Find out what works for you! The great part about music is one size doesn’t fit all, but there is something for ALL of us. 

Links: Webmd, Huffington Post, Bases.org


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