Kroger Partners with Sysco, US Foods, and More to Meet Critical Food Supply Needs
HOUSTON, TX - Our industry is doing all that it can to meet the needs of the American people. Whether through investments in its workforce or key partnerships to keep the supply chain moving, retailers and suppliers alike are working overtime. Industry titans like Sysco, Kroger, and US Foods announced a partnership of their own, agreeing to provide temporary work opportunities for Sysco and US Foods' associates at certain Kroger distribution centers.
"Kroger's top priority continues to be uplifting our associates and serving our communities, whether that's by ensuring customers always can find food and products on our shelves or by providing a nearly immediate job opportunity to help an unemployed person to begin working again," said Tim Massa, Kroger's Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. "During this time of uncertainty, Kroger is committed to remaining a constant. We have a responsibility to our associates, customers, and communities, and we will continue to be here…for any need."
Under this agreement, a press release noted, Sysco associates in the United States who have been temporarily furloughed will have the opportunity to work at Kroger locations for 30 days, or more, as agreed upon by both companies.
“During these unprecedented times, we are pleased to partner with Kroger, as both of our companies work to respond in an agile manner to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our associates and our communities,” said Kevin Hourican, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sysco. “This agreement will benefit many of Sysco’s associates by creating good work opportunities with a respected company, while at the same time helping to alleviate strain in the food supply chain due to a surge in demand at retail stores.”
Kroger is not only partnering with Sysco and US Foods, but working to hire an additional 20,000 individuals from partners like McLane Foodservice, Shamrocks Food, Sodexo, SodexoMAGIC, Thunderdome Restaurant Group, Frisch's, and Marriott International.
We here at AndNowUKnow commend Kroger, Sysco, US Foods, and many more for their work during this time.