Jacksonville, Florida-based Southeastern Grocers Inc. is celebrating Supermarket Employee Day on Feb. 22 to show appreciation for all of the invaluable services its employees and other supermarket employees have performed.
FMI – The Food Industry Association, declared Feb. 22 as Supermarket Employee Day to recognize the hard work and dedication of food industry employees as they continue to feed families and enrich lives. SEG employees have contributed and volunteered countless hours in their communities to provide access to safe, healthy and affordable food while displaying courage, compassion and dedication for their communities.
Customers can join in the celebration by sharing words of gratitude to their local grocery store team.
“At Southeastern Grocers, our more than 38,000 heroic associates come to work every day to provide their local communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive. I could not be prouder of what our hardworking, kind and selfless associates have accomplished over the past two years. They truly have become the backbone of their local communities, and I am thrilled to celebrate each and every one of them today and every day,” said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO.
Southeastern Grocers has been certified as a Great Place to Work for two consecutive years and was the only grocer featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking no. 48 among the top 100 companies recognized for employee happiness and satisfaction at work.
In 2021, SEG was also named a top chain in the outcomes Medication Therapy Management top provider awards for the organization’s pharmacy overall effectiveness in delivering comprehensive medication reviews and resolving drug therapy problems through targeted interventions.
Southeastern Grocers participated in four Pride festivals throughout its home state of Florida in 2021 and was recognized by the National Diversity Council as a top employer for Latino leaders in response to its extraordinary commitment to Latinos in the workplace.
The company is also a member of the National LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, a supporter of the National Diversity Council CEO Antiracism Pledge and a supporter of LGBTQ+ Workplace Equality as a Corporate Equality Index participant.
Southeastern Grocers employees continue to support one another through the SEG Cares foundation, an internal nonprofit platform that allows employees to help fellow employees in times of need. Last year, the internal platform raised more than $350,000 and helped hundreds of employees.
For more information, visit segrocers.com.