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Kroger Honored by Million-Dollar Club Selection
Company Recognized for Supporting Hispanic Suppliers

Introduced by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) in 2010, the USHCC Million Dollar Club recognizes corporations that are leaders in supplier diversity and integrating Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) into their strategic sourcing and procurement process. Corporations qualify by spending between $25 million to over $500 million with Hispanic suppliers, in the previous year.

This is Kroger's second consecutive year of qualifying for membership. The company was inducted in the $250 to $500 million annual expenditure category.

'The success of our business is linked to our efforts to encourage diversity throughout Kroger,' said Reuben Shaffer, Kroger's chief diversity officer. ''We are honored to receive this recognition and value our membership in the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club, which reflects our ongoing commitment to supplier diversity. We look forward to continuing our strong partnerships with Hispanic-owned businesses and their help carrying out our Customer 1st strategy.''

In addition to supplier diversity, Kroger is also committed to developing a workforce that reflects the communities we serve, and meeting and exceeding the shopper needs of the growing multicultural market. Kroger currently employs nearly 40,000 associates who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino

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