It doesn’t take a hurricane for food and drug retailers to shine in supporting communities.
Of course, natural disasters showcase retailers at their best in coming to the rescue for communities, as evidenced by donations and other support efforts in response to Hurricane Ian in Florida and tragic flooding in Kentucky.
But retailers did a lot of other things in 2022 to lift up communities in ways that didn’t always receive as much national media attention. These include initiatives such as charitable donations, hunger relief, education scholarships and targeted health efforts.
These types of activities showcase how much retailers understand the needs of their localities, as they double down on support in ways that raise the bar going forward.