Dear Team Members,

As we celebrate Independence Day, I want to take a moment to reflect on the immense pride we can all share in being part of a business that thrives within our great nation. Our member owners have not only found success but have also made significant contributions to the communities we serve, thanks in large part to the support and dedication of each one of you.

Independence Day is a time to celebrate the values that make our country unique. The benefits of doing business here are immeasurable. We have access to abundant resources, a resilient economy and a diverse population that fuels innovation and growth. Our ability to contribute to the well-being of our communities and provide essential goods to our fellow citizens is a privilege we should never take for granted.

At the heart of our success are the independently owned grocers we serve. These hardworking entrepreneurs embody the American spirit of independence, perseverance and innovation. They create jobs, stimulate local economies and provide vital services to their communities. Their commitment to quality, personalized service and community support is remarkable.

I express my deepest appreciation for the efforts of our member owners, and you, the team members who support them. Your unwavering dedication to providing exceptional products and services to our members, even in the face of challenges, is commendable. Together, we have formed strong partnerships that empower local businesses, fuel economic growth and bring sustenance to countless households across our service area.

As we celebrate Independence Day, let us remember the importance of our collective efforts. We are not just a grocery company; we are a vital part of the fabric that sustains communities and strengthens our nation. The work we do every day, whether it’s ensuring the availability of quality products, offering competitive pricing, or delivering outstanding service, contributes to the well-being of our fellow Americans.

On behalf of the leadership team, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you. Your dedication, resilience and unwavering commitment to excellence are instrumental in our shared success. Let us continue to embrace the spirit of the independent, foster creative solutions and strive for greatness as we navigate the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Wishing you all a joyful and inspiring Independence Day!

Warm regards,