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February 22 is Forever Supermarket Employee Day

FMI proclaims February 22, Supermarket Employee Day – a time for the food industry to recognize employees at every level for the work they do feeding families and enriching lives. 

Use this free toolkit to help celebrate your supermarket employees.

Implement Your Celebration - Your Way

1. Save the Date and Review Toolkit Resources

2. Plan Your Celebration using templates, graphics and our online store

3. Capture the Fun – send in plans and share photos on social media

Scroll down for messaging, logos, turnkey resources, online store and more!


Key Messages

Use these messages to celebrate supermarket heroes. Click on a key message to expand and see supporting talking points.

Supermarkets are the backbone of our communities.
Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during periods of crisis.
Supermarket employees are helping us to stay strong.
Supermarket employees have earned our gratitude.


Different versions of the Supermarket Employee Day official logo are available below for your use. 

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Get Social

Share messages on social media using #SupermarketEmployeeDay and #SupermarketHeroes.

Sample Proclamation

Work with your local government to proclaim February 22, 2023, Supermarket Employee Day. This sample proclamation can be customized for your region. 

Download Sample Proclamation

Online Store

Use the Online Store for easy planning. Order in January to ensure your items arrive on time.

Access Online Store

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Resources to Help Celebrate Employees

Determine the best way to celebrate your employees day in and day out with these resources from Root, Inc.  FMI and Root, Inc partner to develop food industry leaders in the Future Leaders eXperience.

  • Time out to Celebrate This column discusses challenges leaders face keeping their team engaged and how taking time out to celebrate is a difference-maker.
  • Ideas to Celebrate - A tip sheet for managers to help them generate new/creative/powerful ways to recognize, reward and appreciate their team members.
  • Personal Challenge  - A reflection for managers to help them make celebrating others a consistent practice.
  • 4 Quick Tips - A tip sheet for supermarket retail and RDN colleagues in receiving the recognition and appreciation they deserve.

Find more resources at Root Inc.'s Unlocking Talent practice area or contact Tracey Fletcher.


Share these infographics about the food industry on social media, newsletters, your website and more. Click to download.

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Tell Us About Your Plans

Share how you're planning on talking part in Supermarket Employee Day with us via this form. We'll be sure to support your efforts.