Kroger to pay employee bonus for ‘frontline’ work amid COVID-19 pandemic

CEO Rodney McMullen: ‘The true heroes in this story are our associates’

 

Russell Redman, Supermarket News 

Mar 23, 2020

 

Next week, The Kroger Co. plans to pay a one-time bonus to all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing and customer service associates for their extra efforts as the nation grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

 

The Cincinnati-based supermarket giant also has expanded its COVID-19 emergency leave guidelines.

 

Kroger said Saturday that it will pay $300 to full-time associates and $150 to part-time associates on April 3. Frontline workers hired on or before March 1 will be eligible for the payment, which covers the March 8 to 28 payroll period.

 

“Grocery workers are on the frontlines, ensuring Americans have access to the food and products they need during this unprecedented pandemic,” Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said in a statement. “Our associates are working around the clock to keep our stores open for our customers. I am incredibly grateful for all they are doing. The true heroes in this story are our associates, and we want to provide them with additional resources and support to help them continue their remarkable effort...

 

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Retailers dig deep for community outreach during coronavirus pandemic

Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons and others donate millions to ensure food security for vulnerable Americans

 

Michael Browne, Supermarket News 

Mar 23, 2020

 

Leading grocery retailers are stepping up to the plate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with substantial financial contributions supporting communities across the United States faced with challenges such as food insecurity and vulnerable populations.

 

While retail giants such as Walmart, Target, Kroger and Albertsons are leading the charge, smaller grocery chains are also doing their part. Here’s the latest roundup of how retailers are supporting their communities through this difficult time.

 

Walmart ...

 

The Kroger Co...

 

Albertsons ...

 

Target ...

 

H-E-B ...

 

Hy-Vee ...

 

The Giant Company ...

 

Vallarta Supermarkets ...

 

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