On Wednesday, Shares of Kroger Co (NYSE:KR), subtract -3.33% and closed at $33.70 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $33.59 and $34.77. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes affects 9.3%, or 29.1 million Americans. Nearly 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people 20 years and older each year. To assist customers find out if they may be at risk for diabetes, Ralphs Grocery Company is offering free blood glucose tests at its 80 in-store pharmacies through November 20. “Diabetes is a serious health issue and blood glucose testing is an example of how our Ralphs pharmacies are offering accessible health care services that assist people live healthier,” said Rebecca Cupp, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy for Ralphs Grocery Company. “We are offering free blood glucose tests so our customers can better understand their numbers and the importance of knowing that they can make informed decisions about their health.”
Ralphs pharmacists conduct blood glucose tests with a quick fingerstick. Tests are available to people 18 years and older during pharmacy hours with no appointment necessary. Customers getting a blood glucose test will receive a pharmacist consultation to assist better understand results.
Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), dropped -3.00% and closed at $24.90 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $24.76 and $25.37. The company’s Market capitalization is $19.11 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 755.61 Million. Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. The Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash administration, and financial services; lending and depository products; and foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. The Branch Banking segment provides deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses. This segment offers checking and savings accounts, home equity loans and lines of credit, credit cards, and loans for automobiles and personal financing needs. The Consumer Lending segment engages in direct lending activities that include origination, retention, and servicing of residential mortgage and home equity loans or lines of credit; and indirect lending activities, counting loans to consumers through correspondent lenders and automobile dealers.