The Kroger Co. has gained membership in the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Million Dollar Club.
Introduced by the USHCC in 2010, the organization’s Million Dollar Club recognizes corporations that are leaders in supplier diversity and integrating Hispanic Business Enterprises into their strategic sourcing and procurement process. Corporations qualify by spending between $25 million to more than $500 million with Hispanic suppliers in the previous year.
This is Kroger’s fifth consecutive year of qualifying for membership. The company was inducted in the $250 million to $500 million annual expenditure category.
“Kroger is honored to be selected as a Million Dollar Club member,” said Reuben Shaffer, Kroger’s chief diversity officer. “We value our partnerships with diversity-owned suppliers because their products and services meet the needs of our customers, and because their businesses provide employment opportunities in our local communities.”