Grocery Heroes Day
July 19

July 19 is Grocery Heroes Day – a time for the food industry to recognize employees at every level for the work they do feeding families and enriching lives. 


Recognize your Grocery Heroes

To commemorate the day and acknowledge the integral work of grocery industry frontline employees and those who work in the food retail supply chain, Grocery Business Magazine has put together a list of suggestions on how you can recognize your Grocery Heroes.

Key Messages

Use these messages to celebrate grocery heroes. Click on a key message to expand and see supporting talking points.

Grocery stores and food suppliers are essential to communities
  • The food and grocery industry is a critical piece of Canadian society.
  • There are well over 15,000 grocery stores across Canada
  • Almost 400,000 employees
  • Sales exceed $84 Billion
  • Grocery stores are cornerstones of their communities.
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Grocery store and supplier employees are helping us to stay strong during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • When COVID-19 shut the rest of the world down, grocery stores and food suppliers stayed open.
  • Food retailers and suppliers work to keep everyone socially distanced.
  • Hundreds of thousands of grocery store and supplier employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive.
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Grocery store and food supplier employees have always been essential to communities
  • Grocery store employees and the employees of suppliers who maintain stock keep communities functioning in times of local and global crisis.
  • They maintain the critical pipeline of food and health supplies that sustain the health and well- being of their customers.
  • They volunteer countless hours and contribute valuable support to community service.
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Have any questions about Grocery Heroes Day?

Contact Grocery Heroes Day
Editorial Director Mary Scianna





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We’d love to know how you are planning to take part in Grocery Heroes Day with us. We’ll be glad to help!

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