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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The List 2015

Lynn Marmer

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Giver

Lynn Marmer

Since 1998, Lynn Marmer has worked to raise the standard of giving among grocery retailers. In 2008, she developed a groundbreaking program, the Perishable Donations Partnership, which empowers associates to identify meat, produce, dairy and bakery items that can no longer be sold, but remain safe, fresh and nutritious complements to dry goods donations to food banks.

Thanks to her vision and leadership, this program has donated more than 195 million meals to community food banks since its inception, as well as kept more than 100,000 tons of food waste out of landfills. Last year alone, Kroger donated more than 50 million pounds of healthy, perishable food to Feeding America food banks through this program.

“With 1 in 6 Americans unsure of where their next meal will come from, Kroger’s number one priority is to support organizations that bring food and hope to our neighbors in need.”

“Retail connects with people’s everyday lives. It is a part of our customers’ dreams, aspirations and simple acts of showing love and caring.”