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.

Official Proclamations

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.

Supermarket Employee Day Social Media Post of Missouri State Proclamation

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…

Lowes Foods Supermarket Employee Day 

Price Chopper Supermarket Employee Day



Communities Expressing Appreciation

It’s always heartwarming to see members of the local community also recognize grocery store heroes on Supermarket Employee Day.

Gate City Bank Supermarket Employee Day

Celebrating Worldwide

Even though Supermarket Employee Day is forever on the National Day Calendar it is celebrated around the globe to recognize grocery workers everywhere.

SPAR International Supermarket Employee Day



Stokomak Diskonti Supermarket Employee Day


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.