Southeastern Grocers preps customers for hurricane season

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Southeastern Grocers preps customers for hurricane season

06/09/2020

Southeastern Grocers is looking to help consumers prepare for the upcoming hurricane season in the Atlantic.

To do so, the retailer is partnering with the American Red Cross and encouraging shoppers to review its Hurricane Safety Checklist for such items as water, non-perishable food, batteries and first aid kits, as well as necessary baby supplies, pet food, medications and prescription refills.

“Our communities have had to brave through many challenges throughout 2020, and we understand that our associates, our customers and our neighbors have undergone an immense amount of adversity,” Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said. “We realize now more than ever that we are indeed, stronger together. With experts predicting an above-average storm season, it is crucial to take the necessary precautions to prepare accordingly for more challenges ahead. Southeastern Grocers will continue to be there for our communities and provide a shopping experience our customers can always count on.”

In addition, the SEG Gives Foundation is committing $250,000 to disaster relief to ensure the American Red Cross is able to provide and aid people in need, the company said.

“The 2020 Hurricane Season is shaping up to be one of our busiest in recent history. As a Disaster Responder Member, Southeastern Grocers’ support helps us to be most ready when our communities are least ready,” Gerald Thomas, American Red Cross Regional CEO, North Florida Region, said. “We can’t thank them enough for being great partners for almost 70 years. Our communities are safer and stronger because of their support.”

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