Kroger of Apex Raises More Than $250 to Help Deserving Children at Customer Appreciation Day
Raleigh, NC, August 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer with 14 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that its store off Highway U.S. 64 in Apex, N.C., recently held a customer appreciation day and hot dog sale that netted more than $250 to benefit deserving students at Apex Elementary School. Proceeds from the sale funded the purchase of enough supplies to fill up to six book bags for children needing assistance as the new school year begins.
The Apex store’s customer appreciation day included many other family-friendly events, including a germ-free zone teaching children the importance of washing their hands and instruction from the store’s resident Chef Alan Panzer (“Chef Al”) on how to prepare tasty after school snacks. In addition, members of the Apex Fire Department demonstrated fire prevention and cooking safety tips, and officers with the Apex Police Department were joined by McGruff the Crime Dog to discuss precautions to take against criminal activity.
“Kroger is always seeking ways to give back to the communities it serves, and we are proud to contribute to children and their families who need help in preparing for the new school year with the support of our loyal shoppers,” said Sandra Jones, Apex store manager. “It was a fun and exciting day of activities for all of our staff and guest presenters as well as our customers, and we sincerely appreciate everyone who took part in this event.”
Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, has 14 stores throughout the Triangle, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (4) and Durham (6). Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The company also operates 788 convenience stores, 361 fine jewelry stores, 1,046 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://www.kroger.com.