The Fresh Grocer 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, The Fresh Grocer planned to to highlight and thank associates throughout the day.
"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 a total of 363 supermarkets including 11 Fresh Grocer locations. “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.”