“We are grateful that veterans have served Kroger customers for more than a century,” said David Dillon, Kroger’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Today, hundreds of Kroger associates serve in the armed forces, either as members of reserve units or on active-duty status, and thousands are military veterans. With more veterans coming home, we are continuing this proud tradition through a renewed commitment to recruit our nation’s military and veterans.”
Examples of Kroger’s multifaceted commitment to the military and their families include:
- Kroger has hired 17,398 veterans since 2009, according to voluntary reporting.
- Kroger attended 15 RecruitMilitary veterans career fairs in 2012 and plans to attend 16 in 2013.
- Since 2010, Kroger has raised more than $5 million to help the USO lift the spirits of our service members around the world.
- In addition to in-store campaigns to support the USO, Kroger makes it easy to support the troops online. By visiting www.honoringourheroes.com, customers can volunteer with the USO, make a donation or write a note to a service member. They also can learn more about the USO and Kroger employees who serve in the armed forces.
- Kroger associates recently formed the Kroger Veterans Associate Resource Group, an affinity group that helps fellow veterans connect in the workplace through education, mentoring and networking opportunities.