ShopRite joined supermarkets across the country in celebrating the first-ever Supermarket Employee Day on Monday. FMI, the Virginia-based Food Industry Association, declared February 22
Supermarket Employee Day to honor the hardworking associates who give their all to help customers and communities and whose commitment has been critical during the pandemic.
To mark the day, member companies that own and operate ShopRite stores will highlight and honor associates in unique and surprising ways, with some stores offering catered lunches, sweet treats and decorated breakrooms for their associates. In one example, Bracey’s Inc. and the Bracey family, which owns and operates the new ShopRite of Birney Plaza in Moosic, PA, arranged for the mayor to visit the store and deliver an official proclamation for “Supermarket Employee Day.”
In addition, ShopRite’s Facebook page
is sharing a video featuring ShopRite associates and celebrating their efforts. ShopRite is also sharing associate profiles on its EssentialThanks.com
website to highlight and thank associates who have gone above and beyond to help fight hunger in their local communities. The hunger-fighting heroes on the website were chosen for their fundraising efforts as part of ShopRite’s annual Partners in Caring annual campaign with General Mills, and their pictures will be featured on limited-edition Cheerios boxes this spring.
“For 75 years our supermarkets have been serving local communities,” said Joe Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corp., the retailer-owned cooperative with 279 ShopRite stores and a total of 363 supermarkets. “And the key to our success is our family of associates who provide the service, support and smiles our customers and neighbors count on, especially during difficult times. Today and every day we thank our associates for their dedication.”