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Progressive Grocer, the leading voice of the supermarket industry for 90 years, has named Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter as its 2012 Retailer of the Year.
To salute the regional grocery chain with its highest annual honor, PG’s cover profile story of Harris Teeter will appear in the publication’s upcoming October issue.
In announcing its 2012 Retailer of the Year recipient, Editorial Director Meg Major praised Harris Teeter’s “customer-focused culture, which has been at the forefront of the company’s exemplary performance through the years.” In addition, Major continued, “We are extremely impressed by Harris Teeter’s overall excellence as an employer and merchant, as well as its abiding commitment to excellence in customer service and satisfaction and its aggressive stance to expand its geographic footprint into new marketing territories, all of which are certainly no easy feat in the present retailing climate.”
PG’s editors will also applaud Harris Teeter’s achievements in social responsibility and sustainability while showcasing the company’s growing base of innovative, attractive and functional stores that have engendered strong shopper loyalty through the years for their outstanding value, selection, service and kid-friendly values, among others.
With 2011 sales of $4.29 billion, Harris Teeter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.
Developed more than 15 years ago as a way to recognize overall excellence among U.S. food retailers, PG’s Retailer of the Year coverage of Harris Teeter will appear in the magazine’s October 2012 issue.