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 named Employer of the Year, Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities
  • 53 Kroger leaders were named Top Women in Grocery, Progressive Grocer
  • 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 48th 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
  • The Kroger Co.’s QFC store placed 1st in the Supermarket category of the 2013 Energy Star National Building competition, US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy
  • Fry’s Food Stores was named Corporation of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Urban League
  • 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 Fred Meyer division was recognized as a Best Place to Work, The Oregonian
  • Kroger Co.'s Mid-Atlantic Division was recognized as first for best supermarket by Style Weekly
  • Kroger Co.’s Mid-Atlantic division was named Best Grocery Store, Richmond Magazine
  • Kroger’s Mid-South Division received the Arthur M. Walters Champion of Diversity Award from the Louisville Urban League
  • Kroger Co.’s Southwest division was named Outstanding Sponsor, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Fort Worth
  • Kathleen Barclay of Kroger Co. was named a YWCA Career Woman of Achievement
  • Kroger Co.’s Louisville division was given the Top Donor Award, Lexington Salvation Army Founders Circle
  • 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 Michigan division was recognized as the, “Top Food Donor”, Gleaner’s Community Food Bank
  • 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 Co.’s Fred Meyer division was recognized as the Governor’s Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
  • Kroger Co.’s Fry’s division was recognized as the “Top Company to Work for in Arizona”,The Arizona Republic, LaVoz and NBC-TV Channel 12
  • 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 Co.’s Ralph’s division was named Hero of the Renaissance of Los Angeles, Central City Association
  • 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
  • Kroger Co.’s Louisville division was named Top Fundraising Corporate Team, St. Jude Walk