Dierbergs Markets Announces an Extra Bonus for Extra Effort During COVID-19

Dierbergs Markets Announces an Extra Bonus for Extra Effort During COVID-19

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2020

Dierbergs is announcing a bonus program to compensate Store Associates, who work directly with customers, who have been working tirelessly, and with great dedication, during the quickly evolving COVID-19 environment. As new protocols are created, Associates have ramped up efforts not just around cleaning and sanitizing our stores; but also keeping our shelves stocked to the best of our ability. “This effort isn’t going unnoticed,” said Greg Dierberg, President and CEO. “Dierbergs wants to recognize and thank our Associates for their extraordinary commitment. Even during these uncertain times, they continue to remain focused on serving our customers.”

Store Associates, hired on or before March 1, 2020 are eligible for the bonus program, which includes.
  • $2 premium per hour for regular hours, and
  • $3 premium per hour for overtime.

The bonus program will be calculated based on hours worked from March 16 – April 26, 2020. Dierbergs will also be releasing enhancements to benefits in the form of Leave Support Pay for COVID-19 related issues for all our Associates hired on or before March 1, 2020.

This announcement comes on the heels of installing large plexiglass partitions at checkout lanes, pharmacy counters and the desks for self-checkout attendants. The partitions were an added safety measure to go "above and beyond" the protocols Dierbergs Associates are already operating under, which includes sanitizing commonly used areas more often, including cashier stations, self-checkouts, credit card terminals, conveyor belts, and door handles.

For more Dierbergs updates regarding response to COVID-19, visit Dierbergs.com/COVID-19.

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About Dierbergs
Dierbergs Markets traces its roots to a country store founded in 1854 in West St. Louis County. Four generations have managed the company, which had only one location until 1967. Today, Dierbergs employs more than 4,000 Associates in 24 St. Louis metropolitan-area stores and one location at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.

Media Contact:
Jamie Collins
636-532-8884 or collinsj @ dierbergs.com