Awards & Recognition

We're pleased to share some of the honors and awards the Kroger family of stores has received during the past two years:

  • Kroger was awarded the Economic Empowerment Award by the University of Cincinnati's Economics Center 
  • Kroger was named one of the nation's 2013 "Best of the Best" for Top Supplier Diversity Programs by Hispanic Network Magazine
  • Kroger was named 36th Most Reputable Company in a Forbes magazine survey
  • Kroger ranked 23rd on the 500 Largest U.S. Corporations list by FORTUNE
  • Kroger ranked 15th out of 50 Corporations on “America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2011” by DiversityBusiness.com
  • Kroger received the Award of Excellence by Platts Global Energy Awards
  • Fry’s Food Stores was named Corporation of the Year by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • David Dillon, chairman and CEO of Kroger Co., was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the Dan Beard Council and Boy Scouts of America
  • 35 Kroger stores in Columbus, Ohio have earned the energy star certification 
  • Kroger’s Layton Bakery won the first place blue ribbon in the Family Cherry Pie category in the American Pie Council-National Pie Championships
  • Our Ralphs Division Seafood Manager Terry Horton was recognized as Master Sea Food Manager by Robert Lucy Creative Consulting Firm
  • Kroger Co.'s Fred Meyer Division was recognized as Oregon Product Retailer of the Year by Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Kroger Co.'s Mid-Atlantic Division was recognized as first for best supermarket by Style Weekly
  • Lynn Marmer, Group Vice President, was named the first Trail Blazer Award recipient by Progressive Grocer
  • Kroger’s Mid-South Division received the Arthur M. Walters Champion of Diversity Award from the Louisville Urban League
  • Kroger received the Golden Halo Award for our “Giving Hope a Hand” breast cancer campaign from Cause Marketing Forum
  • Our Fry's Division president Jon Flora was named one of 2013's Most Admired Leaders by Phoenix Business Journal
  • Kathleen Barclay of Kroger Co. was named a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement
  • Kroger’s Fry’s Division received the HOPE award from the American Red Cross-Grand Canyon Chapter
  • Kroger was recognized as a Fit Friendly Company-Gold Achievement by the American Heart Association
  • Kroger received the Black Pearl Award for food safety standards from the International Association for Food Protection
  • Kroger's Ralphs Division was honored with the Courageous Leadership Award by Women Against Gun Violence
  • Kroger received the Galaxy-Star of Energy Efficiency Award from the Alliance to Save Energy
  • Kroger’s Central Division received the Corporate Partner Award from Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Our King Sooper’s Division Associate Lee Lucero received the Store Manager of the Year Award from the Food Marketing Institute
  • Crawfordsville, Tamarack, Westover, Southern, Centennial and Winchester dairies were honored with Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards by the International Dairy Foods Association
  • Kroger received a Rewards for Recycling certificate from the City of Dallas
  • Kroger’s Smith's Division received the “Quality of Life” Making A Difference Award from the American Cancer Society
  • Kroger’s Smith's Division received “Best of Las Vegas” Readers’ Pick for Favorite Grocery Store-2006–2012 from the Las Vegas Review Journal
  • Kroger was named a member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Club, which recognizes corporate leadership in supplier diversity
  • Kroger received the 5-star Award for being the largest employer in Irving, CA and having the greatest economic impact