Redner’s Markets Earns Floor Safety Award

Regional retailer chosen as New Pig's inaugural Safe Floors Spotlight honoree
Photograph courtesy of Redner's Markets

Reading, Pa.-based Redner’s Markets has been honored for its best-of-class store floor safety that has helped it nearly eliminate slip, trip and fall claims.

Employee-owned Redner’s—which operates 43 grocery stores and 21 Quick Shoppes throughout eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware—was selected by Tipton, Pa.-based New Pig Corp. as its inaugural Safe Floors Spotlight honoree during June National Safety Month for its Safety Walk program that has helped it significantly reduce one of the most common business risks: slip, trip and fall accidents.

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Photograph courtesy of Redner's Markets

A dedicated user of New Pig’s products that keep floors clean and safe, Redner’s has nearly eliminated slip, trip and fall claims at all of its stores through the use of Grippy Mats and its Safety Walk program. Developed in tandem by Redner’s’ Director of Risk Management John Flickinger and ECBM insurance broker Tony Kamnikar, the retailer’s Safety Walk program requires employees to make hourly walks through the store to identify and electronically record slip, trip and fall hazards.

“We're very concerned about our customers’ safety, and we understand that they're not always paying attention to their surroundings, whether when pushing their cart, reaching for items on a shelf or simply walking through the door,” said Flickinger. “It's up to us to be ahead of them by sourcing innovative solutions to keep them safe. I have a lot of passion for what I do, and I'm proud of our program. New Pig has been a huge part of our success and it’s a privilege to be recognized by their team.”

New Pig is awarding four $250 Redner’s gift cards to shoppers throughout the month of June. Each week, New Pig will launch a contest on Redner’s Facebook page encouraging users to like and comment for a chance to win.

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Photograph courtesy of Redner's Markets

New Pig officials said they created the Safe Floors Spotlight program to honor customers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote floor safety. “Since our founding in 1985, we’ve made it our mission to create ingenious products that clean up messes and help companies avoid common workplace safety risks,” said Daniel Silver, VP of product development for New Pig Corp. “Instituting a program that highlights customers who help us carry out that mission just feels right.”

Through the years, Silver continued, “We’ve found that many business owners treat trip slip, trip and fall claims as an inevitable cost of doing business rather than a problem with a simple solution. Redner’s is the exception. This program is our way of drawing attention to some of the unsung heroes who are creating safe environments for employees, customers and guests.”

New Pig plans to continue honoring customers like Redner’s each year during National Safety Month. Information on how to apply for next year’s Pig Safe Floors Spotlight will be released on the New Pig website and on social channels in January 2020.

A case study video of the Redner’s story can be found here.


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