Communications

Confidently Communicating in Uncertain Times

As America’s grocer, we’ve spent the past six weeks focused on actions to help slow the spread across our footprint of nearly 2,800 retail stores in 35 states.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority has been to provide and maintain a safe environment for our employees and customers with open stores, comprehensive ecommerce solutions and an efficiently operating supply chain, so that our communities always have access to fresh, affordable food and essential products.

Delivering on this responsibility required clear, frequent and transparent communication to our more than half a million employees and 11 million daily customers, as well as key community, investor and government stakeholders.

To help other businesses effectively communicate the many changes required to safely navigate this unprecedented public health event, we’ve outlined the best practices Kroger employed to inform and engage our employees, customers and communities.

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“During these extraordinary times, an organization’s words and actions can help keep people safe and catalyze positive change. Effective communicators will lead with their purpose, focus on facts, remain transparent and listen to understand.”

-Keith Dailey
Group Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officer

First Steps


Establish Your Crisis Response Team


Determine Key Messages, Audiences & Communication Channels


Create an Accessible Communications Hub


Leverage a Mixternal Approach to Real-Time Communication

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Nothing herein constitutes legal advice or other formal direction or guidance of any kind. The information herein is offered for general informational purposes only.

The Kroger Family of Companies

As America’s grocer, our most urgent mission is to be here for our customers when they need us most, with open stores and openhearted hospitality. We’re taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities, including adjusted store operating hours, enhanced cleaning procedures, physical distancing precautions and expanded associate benefits.

For more information about Kroger’s Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses resource guide, visit here.