By Madeline Torrisi, Assistant, Marketing, FMI

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February 22nd marks the annual Supermarket Employee Day, a special day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the hard-working individuals that keep supermarkets running. As a grocery store employer, this is your day to shine and show your employees from the store level to headquarters your appreciation. To help you get started we have compiled some celebration suggestions.


Recognizing your employees for their hard work and dedication is the most important part of celebrating Supermarket Employee Day. A great way to celebrate is by hosting an employee appreciation event, such as a special breakfast or lunch, or even an outing. It’s a great way to show your employees that you value them and appreciate their hard work. Another way to celebrate is through special gifts or awards to recognize employees for their outstanding work. The awards could be in the form of gift cards or even a special gift from the grocery store.


You can also organize activities to show your gratitude to your employees. This could include an in-store scavenger hunt, trivia night, or a special movie night, or you could offer discounts on items in the store for the day. Who doesn’t enjoy a discount? This will show your employees that you value their patronage and encourage them to shop in the store.


Supermarket Employee Day is an opportunity to educate your employees. You can do this by hosting a special seminar or by offering a workshop on a topic important to your organization. This will help your employees understand the importance of their job and the impact they have on the success of the store.

Say Thank You

My mother always said politeness goes a long way. Don’t forget to thank your employees for their hard work! One of the best ways to express your gratitude is by sending out thank you cards or have your management team write personal notes to each employee. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that your employees know that you appreciate them and their hard work.

Find the free resources you need to jumpstart your celebration organized for you at the Supermarket Employee Day Toolkit including an online store, graphic templates, key messages and more celebration ideas.

Supermarket Employee Day Toolkit