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Saluting National Independent Retailer Month

Nourishing Communities Together

In the bustling landscape of the United States, retail jobs form a significant part of our economy. As of 2023, the retail industry is a key employment sector, directly employing 32 million Americans across 4.2 million retail establishments, making it the largest private sector-employer in the economy, according the the National Retail Federation 1. The NRF also reports that an additional 52 million jobs are supported by retail. The sheer scale of this industry highlights its importance not just for the economy but also for communities across the country.

At Hungry Squirrel, we understand the value of these retail jobs and the impact they have on communities. Our mission aligns perfectly with this, as we aim to serve communities with love, care, and deliciously nutritious plant-based meals.

Our partnerships with leading retail distributors such as Faire Wholesale, KeHE, and UNFI Easy Options help us ensure that our products reach every corner of America. These collaborations are not just about business growth; they are about supporting dedicated entrepreneurs who are committed to nourishing their communities.

The retail industry is more than just a job provider. It's an opportunity for individuals to grow, learn, and make a difference in their communities. For instance, nearly one-third of all first jobs in America are in retail, providing an essential stepping stone for many into the world of work.

Moreover, retail jobs are inclusive. As per recent data, about 56.5% of store workers are women, showcasing the industry's commitment to diversity and inclusion2. As a woman-owned company, we celebrate diversity and strive to support it through our partnerships.

The retail industry in the United States is a dynamic, diverse, and crucial part of our economy.

We take immense pride in our role within this vibrant industry. Every product we deliver, every partnership we forge, contributes to the health and happiness of individuals across the country. We are more than just a brand; we are a community working together to create a healthier, happier America.

1.“About Retail Jobs.”National Retail Federation, NRF Accessed 1 July 2023.

2. Anderson, D. Augustus.United States Census Bureau, “Retail Jobs among the Most Common Occupations.”Census.Gov,8 Oct. 2021, Accessed 1 July 2023.

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