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Commitment to Diversity
Harris Teeter’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness began with its founders W.T. Harris and Willis Teeter. Both were pioneers of the grocery industry. As we continue to grow and expand throughout the southeast, we have the privilege of meeting the grocery needs of a much larger population.

Whether it’s the continual growth of our founding city, Charlotte, NC, the fast-paced, urban setting of our Pentagon City store or the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in our beach communities, Harris Teeter believes the grocery store is the heart of the community.

To be the heart of the community we must reflect our unique neighbors. Harris Teeter’s commitment to diversity is seen daily in the knowledge and personalities of its 21,000 associates, as well as the top quality products we carry in our stores. To continue our commitment to diversity we must be leaders in the following:
  • Associate Diversity: Recruit and retain active members of the communities we serve.
  • Product Diversity: Offer a large variety of top quality products that reflect the ethnicities of our neighbors.
  • Supplier Diversity: Financially support minority and female owned businesses, either by utilizing their services or by making their products available to our shoppers.
  • Corporate Giving: Support non-profit organizations that make our neighborhoods a great place for our associates and shoppers to live and work in.
At Harris Teeter, we are committed to taking decisive actions to ensure that we continue to represent and serve our unique communities to the best of our abilities.