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    Kroger Honored by American Cancer Society

    Grocer awarded for support of Relay for Life, Making Strides events

    The Kroger Co. has received a 2012 Excellence in Philanthropy Award from the American Cancer Society in recognition of the grocer’s support for the fight against the disease.

    Kroger’s award is based on the company’s enthusiastic support of the Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay for Life events across the country.

    “Each year, thousands of Kroger associates commit their energy, time and funds to fight cancer in their communities,” said Lynn Marmer, Kroger’s group VP for corporate affairs. “We’re so proud to accept this award that recognizes the contribution of each and every Making Strides and Relay for Life team in the Kroger family.”

    The honor is given to corporations that have provided $1 million or more to the American Cancer Society during the previous calendar year through a variety of support activities. Kroger is one of 19 companies recognized this year.

    Cincinnati-based Kroger operates 2,425 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.

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