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People is out with its first-ever list of "top 50 Companies that Care in America," defining them as "those with 1,000 or more employees that show extraordinary compassion for their employees, their communities and the environment as well as being military friendly and embracing diversity."

A number of retailers made the list, including Wegmans, which at number six was the highest-ranked retailer. Among the qualities that Wegmans was cited for are how "14.5 million pounds of food were 'reclaimed' from stores and distributed to the community to feed the hungry, and the company raised $3 million at checkout registers for hunger relief."

Publix was ranked number nine, and the story says that the company "has a 'Publix Serves Day' and in 2015, 4,000 employees volunteered with more than 125 non-profits related to youth, education and the plight of the hungry/homeless."

Other retailers cited in the top 50 included The Container Store, REI, and Nugget Markets.
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