Utah Governor, Spencer Cox, officially declared February 22, 2021 as Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day. He shared a video expressing his gratitude for what supermarket employees do and the challenges they overcame in an unprecedented 2020.

Supermarkets are the backbone of our communities.

  • The food and grocery industry is a critical cornerstone of our society’s infrastructure.
  • There are more than 40,000 stores that sell food and grocery items in the U.S. alone.
  • Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive.
  • Supermarkets are the center of their respective communities touching every life around them.

Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during periods of crisis.

  • In the face of natural disasters – hurricanes, blizzards, fires and floods – supermarket employees keep communities going.
  • In the face of unthinkable terrorism, like 9-11, supermarket employees kept their communities going.
  • Supermarket employees maintain the critical pipeline of food and health supplies that sustain the health and well-being of their customers.
  • Supermarket employees also volunteer countless hours and contribute valuable support to community service.
  • When COVID-19 shut the rest of the world down, supermarkets stayed open.
  • Food retailers work with consistency so everyone else can stay socially distanced.
  • Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive.

Supermarket employees have earned our gratitude.

  • Despite supply chain disruptions or work-force reductions, supermarket employees have demonstrated trojan efforts to keep communities going.
  • Supermarket employees have personified compassion and courage when communities have most needed to be encouraged.
  • Supermarket employees have redefined the term community service.
  • Supermarket employees are heroes.

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