MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Monday, Gov. Kay Ivey joined with the Alabama Grocers Association to honor frontline workers in the state’s first “SuperMarket Employee Day.”
The Alabama Grocers Association joined supermarkets and food manufacturers nationwide in celebrating the first Supermarket Employee Day. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has proclaimed this new holiday to recognize employees at every level for the work they do feeding families and enriching lives.
The food retail industry in Alabama provides over 70,000 jobs and has a total economic impact on the state’s economy of over $12 billion, according to the AGA.
This day will honor the millions of supermarket employees who show up to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive. Despite the many challenges from COVID-19, the grocery community has stayed open and continues to adapt to serve communities every day.
The event is set to take place at the Alabama state capitol steps at 11 a.m. and Gov. Ivey is expected to speak.