At Kroger, we believe no matter who you are or how you like to shop, everyone deserves affordable, easy-to-enjoy, fresh food. This idea is embodied in our simple tagline—Fresh for Everyone™. Kroger ranks as one of the world’s largest retailers. We are nearly half a million associates across 2,800 stores in 35 states operating two dozen grocery retail brands and 34 manufacturing and 44 distribution locations, all dedicated to living our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. Together, we serve more than 11 million customers daily in our stores and online through convenient e-commerce options like pickup, ship and delivery, serving America through food inspiration and uplift. Customers love Our Brands, including the popular Kroger®, Private Selection® and Simple Truth® brands. Our own manufacturing plants produce many of Our Brands products, including breads, dairy products, meat and thousands of grocery items. We also believe in and are committed to doing our part to create #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.
We insist on truthfulness with each other, with our customers, with our vendors and in our business records. We expect and value openness.
We act in accordance with our values, even when it’s difficult.
We treat all with dignity and value the opinions and perspectives of others.
We seek and embrace differences in the backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities of all associates, customers and vendors.
We protect our customers and each other from injury with a safe and secure workplace and shopping environment.
We encourage and expect collaboration, teamwork and the active involvement of all associates.
Kroger strives to reflect the communities we serve and foster a culture that empowers everyone to be their true self, inspires collaboration, and feeds the human spirit. Through our Framework for Action, we are committed to standing together and mobilizing our people, passion, scale and resources to transform our culture and our communities.
Diversity of Thought
Diversity and inclusion is a core value at Kroger, and you can see it at every level of the organization. And because the company truly values diversity of thought, too, they can create more effective and tailored marketing campaigns. This is especially important because the 60 million households Kroger speaks to are not homogenous, so they need to be able to relate to customers of all different types and backgrounds.
A Place Where You Can Be You
Kroger has put a lot of effort into ensuring that each and every employee feels comfortable being themselves at work. There are ample associate resource groups that provide space for employees of certain backgrounds (and their allies) to raise concerns. And Kroger takes these concerns seriously, as evidenced by the fact that the LGBTQ+ group helped establish adoption assistance and same sex partner benefits. And, recently, Kroger received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
We offer our associates much more than just a paycheck, we offer a career with promise. In addition to medical and retirement plans, we offer paid vacation, life insurance, tuition assistance and college scholarships. Associates also enjoy flexible schedules, and many associates who begin in part-time jobs choose to grow with us into long-term careers.
At The Kroger Family of Companies, their people are their strength. With diverse backgrounds and unique experiences, they tell a story that is all theirs—a story of friendliness, caring, teamwork, and freshness. Together, they Feed the Human Spirit of millions of hungry people every single day. People who are hungry for something that can make their lives healthier, easier, brighter, and a bit lighter. They’re hungry to feel good and do well. So whether they manufacture, market, stock, check, deliver, or manage, the company’s 450,000+ associates try to make the customer experience as uplifting as possible.
The Kroger Family of Companies is redefining the way people shop for groceries by offering anything, anytime, anywhere, in their stores, at pickup lanes, or via automated delivery vehicles. Kroger isn’t just a traditional grocery store. They’re leading the way with the technology, talent, and rewards that provide every associate a career with promise.
There is a fundamental absurdity in our food system: 35% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, yet an estimated 42 million Americans struggle with hunger. We can help. Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social and environmental impact plan is our commitment to help create a more efficient and equitable food and charitable food system.
Kroger’s objective is to achieve lasting positive change for billions of people and for our planet by 2030. To do this, we are building a shared-value ESG framework that will unlock greater business value as we work collectively to create more resilient, equitable and sustainable systems.