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Gelson’s Honoring Frontline Heroes: Supermarket Employee Day Set for February 22

Carlsbad CA— On February 22, 2021, Gelson’s, with locations in Pacific Beach, Del Mar and Carlsbad, is joining supermarkets and food manufacturers nationwide in celebrating the first-ever Supermarket Employee Day. FMI—The Food Industry Association, has proclaimed this new holiday to recognize employees at every level for the work they do feeding families and enriching lives.

With more than 40,000 individual stores that sell food and grocery items in the U.S. alone, supermarkets are the backbones of our communities. Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive.

“Our employees are our family and we have all been working together tirelessly to support, feed and connect with our communities at a pivotal time when they’ve needed us most,” said Gelson’s Senior VP of Operations Donna Tyndall. “There is no question that our employees are essential. They have been on the front lines since day one of the pandemic and have played an instrumental role in ensuring our neighbors get through this together.”

Despite supply chain disruptions or work-force reductions, supermarket employees have demonstrated trojan efforts to keep communities going. Supermarket employees have personified compassion and courage when communities have most needed to be encouraged.

“Supermarket employees have earned our gratitude and respect, which is why we are creating a holiday to celebrate them,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI—The Food Industry Association. “The fact is they always have been frontline heroes during periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters or global pandemics, these brave and dedicated individuals keep communities strong and moving forward.”

Residents in Pacific Beach, Del Mar and Carlsbad are invited to stop into their local Gelson’s on February 22 to congratulate and thank their local supermarket heroes. The hashtags #SupermarketEmployeeDay and #SupermarketHeroes can be used on social media to show your support.


About Gelson’s

Gelson’s currently operates 27 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson’s Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market. Their high standards – for quality, value and freshness; unsurpassed service; and attention to detail – define the ultimate grocery shopping experience. With over 65 years’ experience, Gelson’s in-house experts know Southern California’s lifestyle and are driven to find only the best foods and exclusive values for their customers. Gelson’s is particularly known for flavorful, hand-selected produce, the best and freshest cuts of meat and seafood, and Chef-prepared signature recipes. This experience is rounded out by professionally designed floral arrangements, and a convenient selection of the highest quality grocery items. Find out why Life Tastes Better Here® at https://gelsons.com.