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Kroger recognized for spending with Hispanic suppliers

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced that it has become a member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Club.

According to Kroger, membership into the USHCC Million Dollar Club, is awarded to corporations who have spent between $25 million to over $500 million with Hispanic suppliers, in the previous year.

This is Kroger's second consecutive year of qualifying for membership. The company was inducted in the $250 to $500 million annual expenditure category.

"The success of our business is linked to our efforts to encourage diversity throughout Kroger," said Reuben Shaffer, Kroger's chief diversity officer. "We are honored to receive this recognition and value our membership in the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's Million Dollar Club, which reflects our ongoing commitment to supplier diversity. We look forward to continuing our strong partnerships with Hispanic-owned businesses and their help carrying out our customer first strategy."