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 Bon-Ton Stores seeks to hire 13,000 seasonal associates during its hiring event on September 30

MILWAUKEE, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores is seeking to hire 13,000 associates for all its store locations to service customers during the busy holiday season.  The company is also hiring 500 additional associates for all of its distribution centers and its e-commerce fulfillment center.

Interested applicants who enjoy a fun and fast paced environment can apply online at or stop by any store to apply. All stores will be hosting a holiday hiring event on Friday, September 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  On-the-spot job interviews will be conducted.

All positions include an immediate 20 percent shopping discount, one-on-one training, and an opportunity to transition to full-time and part-time positions when the season ends.

“Bon-Ton plans to increase our staffing for the holiday season so we can provide an exceptional shopping experience to our customers,” said Bill Tracy, Chief Operating Officer, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Hiring additional staffing will ensure we deliver fast, friendly service and meet customer expectations in our stores as well as online.”

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.

For store locations and information visit Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,Pinterest and the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, #LoveStyle.

Christine Hojnacki
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc./globenewswire

Wegmans Food Markets to host hiring event at its seven Southeastern Pennsylvania stores on July 19

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is hosting a hiring event at its seven Southeastern Pennsylvania stores on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The company is looking to fill several hundred openings for part-time and full-time positions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including opportunities in service, perishable, culinary and hospitality, and merchandising.

“At a time when our stores continue to lead the industry, we are looking for talented individuals to help us remain the best,” said Kevin Lang, a 28-year Wegmans veteran and manager of the King of Prussia store. “It’s an exciting time to be part of Wegmans with endless opportunity for employees to grow their careers right alongside the company’s continued growth. We have multiple paths for career success and give our employees the freedom to explore any career area throughout the company.”

Interested candidates are encouraged to complete an online application prior to the event by visiting the Southeastern Pennsylvania Hiring Event landing page on Recruiters will review applications and contact candidates to schedule interviews at specific times during the event. Paper applications and walk-in interviews will also be accepted.

The hiring event will take place on Tuesday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following Wegmans stores:

  • Collegeville – 600 Commerce Drive, Collegeville, PA
  • Concordville – 100 Applied Bank Blvd, Glen Mills, PA
  • Downingtown – 1056 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA
  • King of Prussia – 1 Village Drive, King of Prussia, PA
  • Malvern – 50 Foundry Way, Malvern, PA
  • Montgomeryville – 500 Montgomery Mall, North Wales, PA
  • Warrington – 1405 Main Street, Warrington, PA

Candidates interested in exploring positions at multiple stores should visit just one location and mention which stores they are interested in working at during the interview process.

Well-known for its incredible customer service, Wegmans is also widely recognized as an exceptional employer. For 18 consecutive years it has ranked high on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For,” placing fourth in 2016. Wegmans offers an array of benefits to employees, including access to flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, career development and growth, and tuition assistance through the company’s employee scholarship program.

Founded in 1984, the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to employees who meet specific academic, employment and work-performance criteria. Part-time workers can receive up to $1,500 per year and full-time workers up to $2,200 per year for four years, with no restrictions on the course of study or post-college career path.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 89-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

Contact Information:
Tracy Van Auker
Wegmans media relations coordinator

Source: Wegmans Food Market

Harris Teeter to host hiring events throughout North Carolina, Maryland

MATTHEWS, NC, 2016-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (6/16/2016), Harris Teeter announced it is seeking qualified applicants to fill nearly 650 new positions within its upcoming and existing stores throughout its various marketing areas.

Available positions range from full-time department heads and assistant store managers to part-time cashiers and department clerks. Interested candidates are invited to attend one of the company’s upcoming hiring events or apply online at

Upcoming Hiring Events

Date  Location City/State
June 17, 2016  Homewood Suites
100 MacAlyson Court
Cary, N.C.
June 23, 2016 Doubletree Hotel
120 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, Md.
July 21, 2016 Steele Croft Harris Teeter
13000 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, N.C.
*hiring for new Gastonia, N.C. location
August 18, 2016 Steele Croft Harris Teeter
13000 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, N.C.
*hiring for a new Charlotte, N.C. location

The company is also working to schedule events in Bowie, Md., Loudoun County, Va., and Fairfax, Va., this summer.

“We have nine new stores scheduled to open over the next few months,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are looking for hard-working people passionate about customer service excellence, who want to work in a fun, team environment with great benefits and advancement opportunities.”

Over the last year alone, Harris Teeter has created more than 1,050 new jobs throughout the markets where it operates stores – North & South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

“We owe our company’s success to our valued associates,” said Robinson. “We are growing, and we invite full-time and part-time job seekers to grow with us as we expand Harris Teeter’s footprint, creating jobs throughout new and existing markets.”

Harris Teeter opened a total of 10 new stores in 2015 and is expected to open 11 new stores in 2016.