In 2020, we purchased $457 million from underrepresented businesses. Our progress this year is a building block toward achieving 5% spend penetration on diverse suppliers (retail and non-retail) and triple our spend with Black-owned businesses by 2023. Additionally, in 2020, we increased brand assortment by adding 100 new diverse-owned businesses online and in-stores. Overall, minority and diverse suppliers (retail and non-retail) accounted for 3.1% spend penetration in 2020, with a goal to increase to 4% in 2021.Supplier Diversity Economic Impact Report
We invite our customers to join us in giving back all year long through our national giving campaigns. With our customers’ help, we were able to raise more than $15.4 million in 2020 to make life shine brighter in the communities we serve.
Our colleagues love to volunteer and give back throughout the year In August of 2020, colleagues donated more than $2 million and volunteered 6,000 hours.
Our corporate grants are awarded to the organizations in our communities that matter most to our customers and colleagues. In 2020, we awarded more than $7.9 million to more than 300 communities across the U.S.
In 2020, when faced with an extremely difficult year, we learned just how much giving back meant to our colleagues and customers. For hunger relief alone, we more than doubled our typical annual support and donated more than $7 million to support nonprofits combating food insecurity.