Stater Bros. Markets recognized “Family” members for their Years of Service

San Bernardino, California, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. Markets proudly recognized Stater Bros. “Family” members who reached milestone years in their careers on April 22, 2017.

The “Family” Service Awards Program was established in 1987, and “Family” members reaching 5, 10 and 15 years of service are recognized with a beautiful gold pin that signifies their years of service.

Honorees reaching 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years of service in 2017 were invited to an Awards Banquet held at the Riverside Convention Center, and those attending were recognized and presented with a Service Award pin.

Milestone Years reached THIS YEAR TOTAL Company Honorees since 1987
Celebrating 45 years of service 4 35
Celebrating 40 years of service 28 179
Celebrating 35 years of service 21 626
Celebrating 30 years of service 137 1405
Celebrating 25 years of service 77 2703
Celebrating 20 years of service 140 3995
407 8943

The four 45-year honorees include GILBERT CEBALLOS-Truck Driver in the Distribution Center, KURT HECKROTH-Store Manager at the River Road store in Norco, WAYNE MACKINNON, Store Manager at the La Mirada store and ROBERT MARTINEZ, Clerk at the Grand Terrace store.

“I am proud that so many employees have chosen to make Stater Bros. their career.  It has been said that you judge a person by the company they keep … and a company by the people they keep.  In my 40 years in the grocery industry, I’ve never seen such a loyal team – dedicated to the mission of serving their Company, customers and community – like our Stater Bros. ‘Family’,” stated Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.  “We are proudly celebrating 81 years of serving our ‘valued’ customers and this is because of the hard work and dedication of our loyal ‘Family’ members,” he concluded.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 169 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information, visit staterbros.com.

Contact:

1.855.STATERS
1.855.782.8377

Source:  Stater Bros. Supermarket

Kroger’s hiring event hired more than 4,000 military veterans and their family members

CINCINNATI, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Dec. 6, 2016) announced that as a result of its one-day Honoring our Heroes hiring event held on November 9, the company hired more than 4,000 military veterans and their family members.

“I’m so proud of our store teams for their outstanding efforts during our national hiring event in November,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. “We can all be proud of hiring 4,000 veterans and family members in one day. We are delighted to welcome them to our Kroger family.”

Last month’s veteran-focused hiring event performed better than Kroger’s first one-day Honoring our Heroes hiring event, which was held on September 15, 2015 and resulted in the company hiring 2,000 military veterans and their family members.

Kroger has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation’s 23 million veterans.

Through the Honoring Our Heroes program, Kroger’s family of stores have donated more than $18 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75-year history.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,253 pharmacies, 787 convenience stores, 324 fine jewelry stores, 1,439 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

The Kroger to hold one-day hiring event for all military veterans and their family members on November 9

CINCINNATI, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) family of stores today (Nov. 7, 2016) announced it will hold open interviews nationwide on Wed., Nov. 9, for all military veterans and their family members.

Interested candidates may apply at jobs.kroger.com and simply return to a store on Nov. 9 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., no appointment necessary. To make applying online even easier, Kroger offers “mobile apply” for job-seekers to submit applications through their smartphones or tablet devices.

“Kroger is deeply committed to the nation’s veterans and their families, and providing opportunities to advance along a variety of career paths is one way we show our support,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. “Kroger is a place where you can come for a job and stay for a career,” Mr. Massa added, noting that about 70 percent of Kroger’s store managers started as part-time clerks.

Kroger hired more than 7,000 veterans in 2015, and has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009 as part of its commitment to active duty troops and the nation’s 23 million veterans through “Honoring Our Heroes,” a multi-faceted program the company designed to show the company’s deep gratitude to military service men and women and their families. In addition, Kroger is proud to have helped the “100,000 Jobs Mission” surpass its original goal in January 2014, seven years early. The “100,000 Jobs Mission” is a coalition of more than 130 companies with the common goal of hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.

Through the Honoring Our Heroes program, Kroger’s family of stores have donated nearly $15 million since 2010 to help support USO programs, which represents the largest cumulative gift to the USO in its nearly 75-year history.

This is the third and final one-day hiring event Kroger is hosting this year. The company hired more than 11,496 new associates during its May 14 event, and more than 12,500 new associates during its Aug. 9 event.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,781 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,240 pharmacies, 785 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,423 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.