On February 22, supermarkets across the country will be celebrating their employees on Supermarket Employee Day. It's a great opportunity for retailers to show their appreciation for their teams—and a retention tool, too.
The Food Industry Association (FMI) has put together a toolkit to help retailers recognize their colleagues for the work they do feeding families and enriching lives, which includes messaging, a government proclamation, logos, infographics, and more. They have also provided these four easy tips to help prompt thankfulness and ensure supermarket registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and retail colleagues receive the recognition and appreciation they deserve.
1. Give the Gift of Nutrition and Well-being
Show your appreciation with some healthy and delicious snacks that can be enjoyed during the day, or beautiful kits that they can take home and share with their families. Share links to your most popular consumer recipes and encourage your team to share and enjoy them themselves. See IGA's Family Meals Made Easy! recipes for inspiration.
2. Express Your Gratitude
Make 2.22.22 stand out as the special day it is and celebrate your colleagues. Thank your colleagues by sending personalized notes or emails to let them know how important they are to you and the team.
3. Add a Sense of Purpose—Shine a Light on the Stars!
Inspire by recognizing their contributions. People are more motivated and satisfied when their work is acknowledged and appreciated. Need some help in putting these sentiments into words?
We’ve put together some key messages that might help: