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Arkansas and LRSD Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo Among Central Arkansas Teachers Celebrated at 'Stars in Education' Event

Stacey McAdoo (November 9, 2019) - Kroger and Coca-Cola Consolidated will honor central Arkansas teachers  at a  Stars in Education' reception on Nov. 10th at the Clinton Presidential Center. One-hundred-fifty  teachers from seven school districts (Benton, Bryant, Cabot, Conway, Pulaski County, Little Rock and North Little Rock) are invited to the 
event and will receive $500 each to  refresh their classrooms. Governor Hutchinson, local elected officials, and community leaders will attend in 
celebration of these deserving educators. The event features a catered dinner, live music, dancing, and  fireworks.

"Teachers invest in our community each day through their work," said Devin Dunnaway, director of retail sales for Coca-Cola Consolidated. "Our 'BIG HEARTS. mini cans.' grant program gives us the opportunity to invest back in them. We like to say that our mini cans might be small, but our appreciation for our local educators is enormous."

"A teacher's work day doesn't end at the final bell, and their expenses don't end when the school's money runs out," said Governor Asa Hutchinson. "Thank you to Coca-Cola Consolidated and Kroger for recognizing the personal sacrifice our teachers make and for rewarding them with this investment in their mission to educate our children."

"Kroger Delta Division is so proud to partner with Coke and its 'BIG HEARTS. mini cans.' grant program to recognize area teachers," said Randall Melton, vice president of merchandising for Kroger Delta Division. "We want to thank all teachers for educating our leaders of tomorrow."

About Coca-Cola Consolidated

Coke Consolidated is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Our Purpose is to honor God, serve others, pursue excellence and grow profitably. For more than 116 years, we have been deeply committed to the consumers, customers, and communities we serve and passionate about the broad portfolio of beverages and services we offer. We make, sell, and deliver beverages of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies in more than 300 brands and flavors to 65 million consumers in territories spanning 14 states and the District of Columbia.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Coke Consolidated is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol COKE. More information about the company is available Follow Coke Consolidated on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About The Kroger Co.

At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are nearly half a million associates who serve over nine million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and 2,800 retail food stores under a variety of banner names, serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.