By Dan Ratner, Senior Director, Member Services, FMI
Everyday supermarket employees work within their communities to ensure families and neighbors are fed and receive fresh wholesome products to support their health and well-being. In recent years, the world has acknowledged how truly essential these community heroes are to our daily lives. This year’s celebration of Supermarket Employee Day on February 22nd provided ample evidence of the appreciation communities have for their grocery store workers.
Many states and localities officially proclaimed February 22nd as Supermarket Employee Day and a day of celebration. This year Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas joined the growing list making it official.
Trending on Social Media
Last week, Supermarket Employee Day trended on many social media platforms. There were at least 5,800 mentions of the celebration with over 1.4 million impressions. Here are some examples of the many messages posted…
Communities Expressing Appreciation
It’s always heartwarming to see members of the local community also recognize grocery store heroes on Supermarket Employee Day.
Even though Supermarket Employee Day is forever on the National Day Calendar it is celebrated around the globe to recognize grocery workers everywhere.
Plan Now for 2024
Start making your plans to celebrate the next Supermarket Employee Day on Thursday, February 22, 2024 using the examples above and the Supermarket Employee Day toolkit and official store available year-round. Of course, you don’t have to wait until then to thank your local grocery store worker for all they do.