Transforming the Marketplace

Ricker Oil Company

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2016
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to increasing the number of healthier products offered including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat and nonfat dairy, promoting healthier offerings and supporting affordability of healthier foods.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      All Ricker's stores meet all the commitment elements.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's continues to strengthen its commitment to increase access to healthier food and beverage options and is making progress toward meeting all commitment elements in its stores.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least eight (8) categories of fresh fruit and/or vegetables.
    • Progress To Date

      Currently, Ricker's stores offer up to five categories of fresh fruit, making progress toward meeting the goal of offering at least eight categories of fresh vegetables and fruits.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least five (5) categories of whole grain products.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's stores offer at least 9 whole grain products, exceeding the goal to offer at least four different whole grain items.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least four (4) categories of nonfat or low-fat (1%) dairy products.
    • Progress To Date

      Currently, Ricker's stores offer up to three categories of low-fat dairy products, making progress toward meeting the goal of offering at least four categories of nonfat or low-fat dairy products.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least twenty (20) healthier food and beverage products.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's exceeds its goal by offering 20 or more products that meet PHA's Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria at each store.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a minimum of seven (7) Grab & Go hot food or deli case items, which meet the PHA Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria or PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria.
    • Progress To Date

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least two (2) Healthy Combo Meals that meet nutrient and food profiles.
    • Progress To Date

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide prices that incentivize the purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's provides pricing that incentivizes the purchase of fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruit and vegetable offerings are priced at least 10% below comparable snack items.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide prices that incentivize the purchase of whole grains products.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's stores provide pricing for whole grain products that is equal to or less than comparable products that do not meet PHA Healthier criteria.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide prices that incentivize the purchase of nonfat and low-fat dairy products.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's stores provide pricing for low-fat or nonfat dairy products that is equal to or less than comparable products that do not meet PHA Healthier criteria. Nonfat and low-fat dairy products are also featured in in-store promotions to incentivize purchase.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide prices that incentivize the purchase of healthier packaged food and beverage products.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's stores provide pricing for healthier food and beverage products that is equal to or less than comparable products that do not meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide prices that incentivize the purchase of healthier Grab & Go hot food or deli case items.
    • Progress To Date

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide prices that incentivize the purchase of Healthy Combo Meals.
    • Progress To Date

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Place a minimum of five (5) products that meet the PHA Healthier Food or Beverage Product Criteria or PHA Healthier Recipe Criteria within three (3) feet of the point of sale [cash register] in all stores.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's stores offer up to four fresh fruit options within four feet of the sale counters in most stores, making progress toward meeting the goal of offering at least 12 products that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria at the point of sale.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Place a minimum of ten (10) pictures representing healthier foods and beverages in the store, and an additional ten (10) pictures at the pump.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's promotes healthier foods and beverages with photographs and promotional signage of up to two images of items that meet PHA Healthier Food and Beverage Products Criteria in each store.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide a 50% discount to all employee purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's offers an employee discount of 50% off the purchase of up to two non-packaged fresh fruit items each shift.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Pilot a program whereby Ricker’s stores will provide one free piece of fruit per visit to every child that enters the store.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's provides one free piece of fruit per visit to every child who enters its stores. Through the program, Ricker's has distributed at least 3,479 pieces of free fruit to children.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Include a “Fit Fact” in each monthly electronic “Safety & Wellness” employee newsletter to share health-promoting lifestyle tips to company workforce.
    • Progress To Date

      Ricker's includes recipes, nutrition and physical activity tips and employee success stories in each monthly electronic wellness newsletter to promote health and wellness among the company workforce.

    • Implementation Date

      October 2019
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017

Partner Statement

“We shall maintain our commitment to offer competitively priced healthier items including fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, nonfat dairy and bottled water as well as extensive choices for deli sandwiches. We will also continue to expand our healthy solutions by offering organic items. We will emphasize our focus on employee wellness by offering an employee discount on fresh fruit, providing a monthly wellness newsletter to our sites, and installing and providing an on-site corporate fitness center with a personal trainer at no charge.”