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CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Co.'s corporate wellness efforts are earning accolades for the Cincinnati-based operator of convenience stores and supermarkets. The retailer was recently recognized for its commitment to employee health and wellness by both the National Business Group on Health and the American Heart Association.
The National Business Group on Health honored Kroger as a first-time gold winner in its 2014 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Awards. This coveted award recognizes the best workplace wellbeing programs for employees and their families, both in the United States and globally.
Kroger also received the American Heart Association's Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite recognition for the second consecutive year. The company was recognized for its initiative in areas such as offering employees physical activity options in the workplace, providing or increasing healthy eating options at the worksite, and demonstrating measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
"Kroger is committed to giving our associates the tools to improve their health in both big and small ways," said Theresa Monti, Kroger's vice president of total rewards. "We're making great progress in improving our health, and these awards recognize our efforts both individually and as an entire company. Our success in becoming a healthier workforce directly improves our personal and work lives, which also benefits our customers."
Kroger has more than 780 convenience stores that operate under a variety of brand names, including Turkey Hill Minit Markets, Loaf 'N Jug, Tom Thumb Food Stores, Kwik Shop and Quik Stop Markets.