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Whole Foods was founded on the belief that where food comes from, and how it’s grown, matters. It meant creating quality standards, working with suppliers who achieve them, and sharing that information with our customers. And it radically changed the way people understood and shopped for food. The result has been the highest quality natural and organic products; an unmatched experience in more than 500 stores with a passionate team of over 90,000 Team Members; three foundations that focus on improving the livelihoods of communities on a local and global scale; and millions of customers who put their trust in us every day. Since day one, we’ve been dedicated to building the best workplace for all 90,000+ of our Team Members. When you work at Whole Foods, we take care of you. See for yourself by reading their stories on Instagram @wholefoodscareers.
We are Panera Bread and we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here. Panera began in 1980 as a single, 400-square-foot cookie store in Boston, Massachusetts, and is now a leading restaurant brand with more than 2,300 bakery-cafes in the United States and Canada, 140,000 associates and annual systemwide sales in the billions. Our success has been fueled by one thing: our unending desire to bring to life fresh ideas about living and eating well. We want our guests to know the joys of great food served by people who truly care. We want them to have the food they crave, when they want it, how they want it, where they want it. We have never stopped innovating to do just that. In the early days, founder Ron Shaich, expanded his cookie business by partnering with the late Louis Kane in a small French bakery chain called Au Bon Pain. The pair soon discovered that croissants laden with upscale ingredients like Boursin cheese and fresh roast beef were crowd pleasers and the bakery became a bakery-cafe. In 1991, Au Bon Pain Co. Inc. became publicly traded and in following years opened hundreds of bakery-cafes in cities along the East Coast and overseas. In 1993, Au Bon Pain acquired the St. Louis Bread Company, the brainchild of entrepreneur Ken Rosenthal. Ken had fallen in love with sourdough bread during a trip to San Francisco and, in 1987, opened his first bread bakery in his native St. Louis. The St. Louis Bread Company’s sourdough bread was wildly popular and Ron saw that the concept had the potential to be embraced nationwide. In the mid-1990s, Ron and his team recognized that consumers were hungry for more than food at reasonable prices – they wanted an eating experience that made them feel good about their choices and themselves. They reconceived the St. Louis Bread Company concept and named it Panera, a combination of the Italian words for bread (pane) and time (era). Panera became a leader in the burgeoning fast-casual restaurant segment. In 1999, all Au Bon Pain divisions were sold to an investment firm so resources could be directed toward growing Panera. The remaining public company was renamed Panera Bread Company. Our focus on elevating the guest experience intensified in the 2000s. We rolled out free WiFi and design touches like fireplaces that encouraged guests to linger. We set new industry standards for food quality, wellness and transparency by introducing chicken raised without antibiotics, eliminating all non-naturally occurring trans fats from our foods and voluntarily disclosing calories on our menus. By the end of the decade, Panera had nearly 1,500 bakery-cafes. More recently, our team has turned its attention to the growing demand for more healthful craft food options available through a variety of convenient channels. Today, Panera is leading the industry in clean food, digital sales, loyalty, delivery and catering. We opened our 2,000th cafe in 2016 and we’re not slowing down. Now privately held by JAB Holding Company, Panera is poised to continue innovating. We’re taking our fresh ideas about eating and living well to more people in more places. Our Panera At Home products can be found at select grocery stores nationwide and we are expanding into new territories with new formats.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms services to millions of people, in 19 countries around the world, every day. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. Your privacy is our top priority throughout the hiring process. Be aware of scammers fraudulently posing as Aramark trying to obtain your personal information. At Aramark, we will never ask for confidential or sensitive personal information such as bank account or social security numbers at any point prior to you accepting an offer with Aramark. If you have any concerns about information requests that you receive from Aramark, you should reach out to your Aramark hiring manager or recruiter.
Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon in Marseilles, France, Sodexo is now the worldwide leader in Quality of Life services. For over 40 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by nearly 420,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe. In combining the diverse talents of our teams, Sodexo is the only company to integrate a complete offer of innovative services, based on over 100 professions. We develop, manage and deliver a unique array of On-site Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services for all our clients to improve the Quality of Life. Our experiences with our over 75 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance…every day.
At Kroger, we believe no matter who or where you are, you deserve affordable, easy-to-enjoy, fresh food. This idea is embodied in a simple tagline—Fresh for Everyone™. With annual sales of more than $121.1 billion, Kroger ranks as one of the world’s largest retailers. We are nearly half a million associates across 2,800 stores in 35 states under two dozen banners and in over 34 manufacturing and 44 distribution locations, all dedicated to living our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. Together, we serve over eleven million customers daily through seamless digital shopping, in our stores and through delivery, serving America through food inspiration and uplift. We are an associate-first, inclusive culture of diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences. Our people are essential to our success, and we focus intentionally on attracting, developing and engaging a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve. We’re proud that our culture has been recognized among the best of the best by leading organizations including Forbes, Newsweek, the Human Rights Council, Computerworld, Diversity Equity Index and others.
Publix Super Markets tops the list of privately-owned supermarkets in the US. The nation's largest employee-owned company, Publix has grown faster and been more profitable than its rivals. More than two-thirds of its 1,200-plus stores are in Florida, but Publix is gaining an increasing presence in Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Publix's manufacturing operations produce award-winning bakery and dairy products as well as deli goods. More than 950 store locations have pharmacies and some have liquor stores, too. Founder George Jenkins began offering stock to Publix employees in 1930.
Nothing Bundt Cakes was founded in Las Vegas in 1997 by friends Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz who had a vision that their homemade cakes should be shared with others. Our bakeries feature handcrafted Bundt Cakes made with the finest ingredients and available in a variety of sizes and classic flavors. We have more than 300 corporate and franchised bakeries in 40 U.S. states and Canada. Of the 300+ current Nothing Bundt Cakes bakeries, more than 90% are female-owned. We love what we do! Our brand purpose is to spread joy every day because we believe that real smiles are contagious!
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has over 750 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers in North America. Pilot Flying J has over 28,000 Team Members.
Mariano’s is unlike any other store. See for yourself how we bring you the freshest high-quality foods from just about everywhere in the world...be it kosher bagels from down the street, or mozzarella from Caserta, Italy. We created a neighborhood shopping environment filled with amenities like an Italian coffee shop serving authentic gelato, a wood-fired pizza oven, and sit down sushi bar; not to mention a full-service pharmacy. All at prices so compelling, that our Shop well. Eat well. Live well. philosophy can become yours too.
Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, they currently operate 79 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a “Y”.