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Kroger renews commitment to hire returning vets

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Thursday announced a renewed commitment to hiring veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The company is encouraging military veterans seeking employment to visit www.HonoringOurHeroes.com to learn more and find links to apply for a job.

"We are grateful that veterans have served Kroger customers for more than a century," stated David Dillon, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. "Today, hundreds of Kroger associates serve in the armed forces, either as members of reserve units or on active-duty status, and thousands are military veterans. With more veterans coming home, we are continuing this proud tradition through a renewed commitment to recruit our nation’s military and veterans."

Kroger’s commitment includes joining several major companies in the 100,000 Jobs Mission, with a goal of collectively hiring more than 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. More than 17,000 veterans have joined Kroger’s ranks since 2009.

Kroger’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative is an extension of the company’s Honoring Our Heroes program, which aims to support the military and their families through a variety of in-store and online activities. The company plans to attend 16 RecruitMilitary veterans career fairs in 2013.

 

 

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Weis Markets launches second annual Believe in Heroes promotion to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday announced the launch of its second annual Believe in Heroes promotion to benefit Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members. Weis has set a goal to raise more than its inaugural $100,000 donation, made in 2011. 

"Weis customers are always incredibly generous, especially when we ask them to help us assist the men and women who’ve honorably served our country," stated Kurt Schertle, EVP Weis Markets. "We’re confident that together we can make an impact for the Wounded Warrior Project and help to raise much-needed funds to support these servicemen and women for having sacrificed so much for our country."

Weis customers may contribute to the Believe in Heroes program by purchasing select products from brand names including Ore-Ida, Dannon, Gerber, Sargento and many more with the special Wounded Warrior Project label. Customers may also purchase Wounded Warrior Project bracelets or magnets selling for $1.00 each, and reusable tote bags for $2.99.

The program will run in all 162 Weis stores through December.

 

 

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MinuteClinic offers free diabetes screenings in November

BY Alaric DeArment

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic is offering free diabetes screenings during November to mark Diabetes Month.

MinuteClinic, which operates 600 clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores, said the screening would include a general assessment of lifestyle risk factors for diabetes, followed by a blood glucose test for which patients will receive immediate results and recommendations from the clinic’s practitioner, who can also answer questions and refer patients to primary care physicians. The clinics also offer comprehensive health condition monitoring for people with diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

"Approximately 7 million Americans are living undiagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, putting them at risk for serious complications," MinuteClinic chief medical officer Nancy Gagliano said. "By providing convenient diabetes screenings at no cost, we hope to expand awareness of diabetes risk factors and help put some of our patients back on the path to better health."


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