CINCINNATI, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was honored by the Cincinnati Business Courier as a 2017 Healthiest Employer. The award recognizes the company for its commitment to the health and wellness of its more than 443,000 associates.
"We're honored to be recognized as one of the healthiest employers in our headquarters region," said Tim Massa, Kroger's group vice president of human resources and labor relations. "We are committed to the overall well-being of our associates – physically, financially and emotionally. Our goal is to have the healthiest workforce in America."
In recent years, Kroger has reinforced healthy living for associates by providing a comprehensive benefits program and resources available for their use in their everyday lives, including interactive health and wellness challenges, preventative care education and an employee assistance program. The Kroger total rewards team, led by Vice President, Theresa Monti, strives to continue to find simple and impactful ways to promote healthy lifestyles for associates and their families.
Kroger is a four-time winner of the American Heart Association's "Fit-Friendly Company Platinum Achievement Award". The company was also recently named to the "Top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America" by the Healthiest Employer, LLC.
Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 443,000 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 our 2,255 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 319 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,445 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.
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