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Coborn's, the Minnesota-based supermarket chain, announced yesterday that its CEO-chairman, Chris Coborn, "has joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ coalition. The organization is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to drive measurable action and meaningful change in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

"In signing this commitment, Coborn’s, Inc. joins a partnership of more than 2,200 CEOs pledging to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, and employees feel comfortable and empowered to have discussions about diversity and inclusion … As a signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, Coborn’s is dedicated to working collaboratively to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace through conversation, engagement, and collaboration among organizations."

Other CEOs from the retail space include:

Albertsons Companies' Vivek Sankaran … Alimentation Couche-Tard/Circle K's Brian Hannasch … The Container Store's Satish Malhotra … Food Lion's Meg Ham … Giant Eagle's Laura Karet … Giant Food's Ira Kress … Hannaford's Mike Vail … Kroger's Rodney McMullen … Meijer's Rick Keyes … Nordstrom's Erik Nordstrom … Peapod Digital Labs' JJ Fleeman … Staples' Sandy Douglas … Stop & Shop's Gordon Reid … Target's Brian Cornell … Walmart's Doug McMillon … and Wegmans Food Markets' Colleen Wegman

KC's View:

Pretty good company to be keeping, especially because the stated goals seem so obviously necessary to achieve.

BTW, you can find out more about the coalition here.