In these challenging and uncertain times, we all need a reason to smile. With a nod to actor John Krasinski’s SGN (Some Good News), WGB presents five good things that happened in grocery this week.
H-E-B Creates $1 Million Fund to Address Racial Injustice
On behalf of the state of Texas, H-E-B is putting its money where its mouth is to stand up against racial injustice and inequality. The San Antonio-based grocer has created a $1 million fund to advance the conversation and address racial inequities and injustice in its communities. H-E-B has also started an online donation campaign. Texans and people around the world are encouraged to visit the grocer’s website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to learn more. Those interested in donating to the fund can do so here.
Brookshire Grocery Extends Senior Discounts
Brookshire Grocery Co. of Tyler, Texas, has extended its daily discount for senior citizens and critical, emergency service providers to July 7. All four of its banners—Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and Fresh by Brookshire’s—will continue to offer the 5% daily discount, which started on March 18. The discount is available to shoppers ages 60 and older. The 5% daily discount on store brand products is available to critical and emergency service providers with a valid badge or ID. Brookshire Grocery Co. has offered both discount programs for more than nine weeks and has been able to save discount recipients more than $7.1 million during this difficult time.
Save Mart, FoodMaxx and Lucky Support Local Food Banks
The Save Mart Cos. of Modesto, Calif., continue to donate truckloads of high-demand foods to help provide breakfast and lunch to school children who do not have access to school meals, as well as meal programs for those in need. The Food Bank of Nevada County, the Food Bank of San Benito, Interfaith Ministries of Modesto and Second Harvest of Silicon Valley each received several pallets of healthful, shelf-stable food. This is the fifth set of donations the company has made to help supplement meals in the communities served by its 205 stores throughout California and Northern Nevada. The company will continue to make food donations as inventory becomes available.
Meijer State Games of Michigan Launches Virtual Games
Meijer State Games of Michigan will be hosting its first Virtual Games now through June 30. Sponsored in part by the Meijer grocery chain of Grand Rapids, Mich., the Meijer State Games of Michigan is an Olympic-style, multi-sport event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability level. The games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among the residents of Michigan. Since 2010, Meijer State Games of Michigan has hosted more than 65,000 athletes. The Meijer State Games of Michigan has also contributed more than $25 million in estimated economic impact to cities throughout Michigan. This year’s virtual sporting events include running, cycling, BMX, fishing, golfing, rowing, skateboarding and tae kwon do.
The Fresh Market Celebrates Father’s Day with a Delicious Deal
Specialty grocer The Fresh Market of Greensboro, N.C., is elevating dad’s day this year with an all-in-one dinner meal that can be ordered online and picked up in-store ahead of the holiday. The Father’s Day dinner deal comes in three different options and feeds a family of four. Each option has a savings of over 30% compared to buying the meal components individually.