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Wegmans Receives AAHP Integrative Medicine Award

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Karen Shadders, Wegmans Food Markets VP of health, wellness, home and entertaining, accepts the Integrative Medicine Award from the board members of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists at the group’s summit, June 27, in Baltimore. Pictured, from left, Dan Quail, president, Similasan Corp; Mark Land, AAHP president and Boiron USA VP of government affairs (back); Eric Foxman, AAHP secretary and Eric L. Foxman Consulting; Karen Shadders, VP of health, wellness, home and entertaining, Wegmans Food Markets (front); Mary Borneman, senior director of communications and public affairs, Standard Homeopathic/Hyland’s (back); Tim Clarot, SVP of research and development and product duality, Matrixx Initiatives; Guillaume Lois, CEO, HBC Naturals; and Denise Eaton, Bach Brand/education manager, Nelson Bach USA.

The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) has awarded Wegmans Food Markets with the Integrative Medicine Award. This honor recognizes a retailer that promotes and sells products that encompass a broad range of therapeutic approaches to achieve optimal health and wellness for consumers seeking to participate actively in their healthcare.

The award was presented during the opening reception of AAHP’s Summit on Challenges and Solutions in Quality and Safety of Homeopathic Drug Products, June 27-28 in Baltimore, Maryland. The summit was designed not only to convene homeopathic professionals to learn about best practices in regulatory affairs and manufacturing, but also to connect and support retailers who champion the industry’s products.

“On behalf of Wegmans, I am happy to accept AAHP’s Integrative Medicine Award,” said Karen Shadders, VP of health, wellness, home and entertaining at the Rochester, New York-based company. “We strive to offer our consumers as much choice as possible when it comes to caring for the health of their families and themselves.”

In addition to the award ceremony, the reception featured a report on the state of the homeopathic retail industry from Scott Emerson, founder and CEO of the Emerson Group, as well as an update on public policy from Scott M. Melville, president and CEO of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

“In bringing together homeopathic manufacturers, retailers, experts in the field and professionals from adjacent associations, AAHP’s Quality and Safety Summit highlighted opportunities and challenges that we can all work through together,” said Mark Land, AAHP president. “I am excited we were able to convene the stakeholders and learn from one another.”

Founded in 1923, the AAHP is an industry association for the manufacturers, distributors and marketers of homeopathic drugs. 

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Kristen Brissette

Kristen lives on Cape Cod and enjoys working in the food industry. She loves attending food shows and meeting others in the field.

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