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The Kroger Co. And Inclusion Companies Launch Wellness Your Way Festival

The Kroger Co. And Inclusion Companies Launch Wellness Your Way Festival SINGER-SONGWRITER JEWEL JOINS AS CO-FOUNDER OF THE FESTIVAL

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CINCINNATI, Aug. 9, 2018

CINCINNATI, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Inclusion Companies LLC, in partnership with The Kroger Co., is proud to announce the first Wellness Your Way Festival, taking place October 4-7, 2018 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kroger launched the Wellness Your Way platform at its nearly 2,800 grocery stores earlier this year to encourage people to adopt a more holistic approach to health – from their food and nutrition to their exercise and personalized medical needs. 

The Wellness Your Way Festival is slated to be one of the largest events in the region. Attendees will enjoy three-and-a-half-days of musical performances, educational sessions and inspirational speeches. The itinerary also includes a holistic health expo and interactive stations with new health and wellness technology, including Kroger's new OptUP app.

"Kroger is excited to present the first Wellness Your Way Festival in America in our hometown," said Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health. "Our vision for Wellness Your Way is to provide customers with a destination for helpful information about nutrition, medication, and lifestyle – everything they need to start living better and healthier, every day."

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and mindfulness expert Jewel is the festival's co-founder. Health and wellness has been a lifelong passion for Jewel, who used nutrition, mindfulness and holistic health to overcome childhood kidney issues and navigated from homeless to happy, in a very demanding job as a single parent. She will share her tips and stories from her website,, which offers free mindfulness tools. 

"Being a whole and happy human is really the greatest treasure we can have in life. I have always been astounded by how little education we receive to help us feel connected, happy and healthy. In a world of rising disconnection and anxiety, I am proud to help be part of the antidote by co-founding Wellness Your Way Festival," said Jewel. "I am proud to share my life's mission of being a healthy, satisfied person with others and to share the tools, advocates, teachers and champions I have learned from. And I am proud that Kroger has chosen to take this initiative to truly serve those in the community with meaningful resources."

The festival's expert lineup includes master fitness trainer and creator of P90X, Tony Horton, endurance athlete, Brendan Brazier, best-selling author and co-host of Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, Debbie Matenopoulos, with a special keynote from American actor and fitness specialist, Jake "Body by Jake" Steinfeld. The festival will feature musical performances from co-founder Jewel, singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, Cincinnati's own Nick Lachey, and many more.
The festival programing is designed around four stages of health: Know Yourself, Nutrition, Fitness, and Inspiration. The festival will feature celebrity appearances, panel discussions, workshops, group health activities such as yoga, strength and circuit training, innovation events, product demos, and major concerts - all themed around discovering tools for a healthier lifestyle.

For more information about the event, visit

Facebook: Wellness Your Way Festival
Instagram: @wywfestival

At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are nearly half a million associates who serve over nine million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names, serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

Inclusion Companies is an events and consulting company focused on driving its client's strategic growth initiatives through consumer events, retail sales, marketing, e-commerce and emerging technology services. The company has a long, well established relationship with many national retailers and its founders have extensive c-level experience in retail, consumer goods, logistics, technology and media. Inclusion Companies mission is to amplify its client's corporate responsibility initiatives.

In partnership with Grammy Nominated artist JEWEL, the foundation and program helps children and adults to remember they are NEVER BROKEN, giving them tools to become WHOLE HUMANS using: HEALTH & WELLNESS, NUTRITION, MINDFULNESS, EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT, MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS. We support youth and adults from all socio-economic backgrounds to SURVIVE, STRIVE AND THRIVE. This program is provided by four-time Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter and two-time New York Times Best Seller, Jewel and her NEVER BROKEN non-profit curriculum. Jewel's curriculum offers children and adults the same tools Jewel used to go from homelessness to happiness. The tools help individuals GO DEEPER into the SUBJECTS OF LIFE, so they can develop all aspects of themselves to become a WHOLE HUMAN. This includes Jewel's "PAYING ATTENTION, GRATITUDE, and RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN" online exercises. These are curated MINDFULNESS practices that Jewel has been using for decades to create positive change. Jewel's non-profit program and website has partnered with the Inspiring Children Foundation to bring these life changing tools to the public and to a few exceptional grassroots programs.

Carese Bartlett, Marketing Director
Wellness Your Way Festival
(616) 558-5505

Nicole Dunn, CEO
Dunn Pellier Media, Inc.
(310) 362-6131


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Last Updated: 09-Aug-2018