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United States

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A Podcast from KeHE Distributors

Language:

English

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630.343.0075


Episodes
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S5 E3 - New Warehouse Technology and Automation

7/1/2024
Our KeHE warehouses have acquired some amazing new technologies and automation abilities that will take our processes to the next level. Listen to the episode to hear about how these new technologies are boosting success for our customers and suppliers, while also significantly enhancing the experience for our internal employees.

Duration:00:08:04

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S5 E2 - KeHE Life Coaching

6/13/2024
Last July, KeHE began piloting a Life Coaching program for our employees, and since then, it has significantly expanded. This program enables employees to become the best versions of themselves by developing a plan to help them achieve their personal goals. In this episode, we sat down with Rebecca Salhab, Senior Director of Employee Experience, and Les Rodriguez, one of the certified Dream Managers, to learn more about the program.

Duration:00:21:19

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S5 E1 - The History of KeHE Cares Outreach

5/7/2024
In this episode, we sit down with Brandon Barnholt, Chairman of KeHE’s Board of Directors, and Randy Shaw, the retired Director of KeHE Cares Outreach, to learn about the history of KeHE Cares Outreach. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! You can learn more about KeHE Cares at www.kehecares.org.

Duration:00:16:32

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S4 E12 - The KeHE Leadership Academy

4/2/2024
The KeHE Leadership Academy is one of the main pillars of the KeHE Cares® Foundation. Its mission is to guide leaders and organizations on a journey of cultural renewal. Join us as we sit down with Paul Reichert, Director of the KeHE Leadership Academy, to uncover more about its mission and impact. If you would like to learn more about the KeHE Leadership Academy, you can visit https://www.kehecares.org/KeHE-Leadership-Academy.

Duration:00:13:41

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S4 E11 - Combatting Poverty with Talanton

3/5/2024
Talanton is one of our KeHE Cares® partners that invests in growing businesses in developing countries to create jobs for people living in poverty. We had the privilege of interviewing David Simms, the managing partner and founder of Talanton, to learn more about their mission. You can visit their website at https://www.talantonllc.com.

Duration:00:14:54

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S4 E10 - The Employee Store in Romeoville

2/6/2024
A few months ago, KeHE’s distribution center in Romeoville, Illinois, began piloting an employee store as a way to give back to employees by offering great products at affordable prices. We sat down with Mike Kimery and Jackie Olney, two employees who spearheaded the opening of the store, to learn more about the store and how it's helping KeHE cut down on food waste.

Duration:00:09:31

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S4 E9 - Hope is Alive at Naomi’s House

1/2/2024
January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. To bring awareness to this widespread issue, we sat down with Simone Halpin – Co-founder and Executive Director of Naomi’s House in Wheaton, Illinois – to hear about her organization and how it is helping countless women work through the trauma of their past and build a healthy future on their own terms. To learn more about Naomi’s House, you can visit https://www.naomishouse.org/.

Duration:00:21:31

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S4 E8 - Impact Investing in East Africa

12/5/2023
Have you ever heard the term “Impact Investing” but weren't sure what it was? If so, you’re in luck! Today's episode is divided into two parts. First, the President of the KeHE Cares Foundation, Rusty Bland, will explain what Impact Investing at KeHE means. Then, we will hear from two representatives from Pureflow, a beneficiary of KeHE's Impact Fund, to learn about their incredible lease-to-own motorcycle program in East Africa. You can learn more about Pureflow by visiting their website, www.pureflowboda.com.

Duration:00:27:48

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S4 E7 - KeHE’s Impact in Laredo

11/7/2023
Multiple times each year, groups of KeHE employees have the opportunity to go on serving trips to Laredo, Texas. In this episode, we interviewed the two people in charge of the ministry – Pastors Luis and Lucy De Leon – to hear about the impact that our KeHE employee groups make in Laredo, and to learn more about how their ministry started. Learn more about the ministry by visiting www.newvisioncommunitychurch.org.

Duration:00:19:26

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S4 E6 - Ask Deb: Q&A with the CEO

10/3/2023
Join us as we sit down with KeHE President & CEO Deb Conklin as she answers questions submitted by employees. We get a glimpse into her professional journey and hear her vision for the future of KeHE.

Duration:00:22:42

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S4 E5 - DeWanna’s Closet & the Shaw Cup

9/5/2023
Each September KeHE Cares hosts the Shaw Cup golf event to raise support for partners who are making an impact in their local communities. One of the organizations that was a recipient of last year’s fundraising was DeWanna’s Closet in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In this episode, their founder, DeWanna Tarver, shares their story of supporting school children. To learn more: Shaw Cup DeWanna’s Closet Food for Thought

Duration:00:15:25

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S4 E4 - ESOP Value Over Time

8/11/2023
KeHE maintains an ESOP—Employee Stock Ownership Plan—a retirement fund for employees. Each year a new share price is announced as well as the percentage of wages that KeHE contributes to employees’ account. On today’s episode two employees, Dottie Owens and Chris Singelton, share their stories of being in the program, reaction to the new share price, and what the ESOP means for their future.

Duration:00:11:33

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S4 E3 - Legacy of Serving

7/3/2023
Serving is one of the core pillars of the KeHE Cares® Foundation. At KeHE serving is about getting shoulder to shoulder and eye to eye with our marginalized brothers and sisters around the world. Randy Shaw—Director of KeHE Cares Outreach—has been a key part of our journey from giving to hands-on serving, and today he shares that journey with us! Learn more at kehecares.org/Serving-and-Giving-at-KeHE-Cares

Duration:00:15:40

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S4 E2 - Giving with Compassion

6/5/2023
KeHE Cares® has partnered with Compassion International for 6 years now. One way we support them is by sponsoring Child Development Centers in Central America. These centers provide wholistic care for children in poverty, pouring into their mind, body, and soul. Not only are children’s lives being transformed but whole families and communities as well. Learn more about our partnership: https://mcr.compassion.com/kehe/

Duration:00:26:23

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S4 E1 - Employee Spotlight: KeHE Values in Real Life

5/2/2023
We’re kicking off season four with an inspiring story from Michelle DuFresne, a recently retired VP of Sales. She walks us through her professional journey from finance to sales as well as her many experiences with KeHE’s cultural of serving. Her story culminates with a recent opportunity to serve others in her everyday life.

Duration:00:20:16

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S3 E12 - Supporting Sustainability Through ECOtrade™

4/4/2023
At KeHE we are committed to caring for our planet and protecting the environment. We measure our progress in four focus areas: transportation, waste, refrigerants, and energy. Our ECOtrade™ program supports brands who make actionable commitments to climate and sustainability. Today on the podcast, two ECOtrade™ committee members—Gabriela Reyes, Fresh Retail Specialist, and Kasia Kedzierska, Brand Activation & Content Manager—share all about the program, their passion, and sustainability at KeHE. Learn more about ECOtrade™ and our sustainability goals at www.kehe.com/ecotrade/.

Duration:00:13:47

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S3 E11 - Ask Brandon: Q&A with the CEO

3/2/2023
Join us as we sit down with KeHE President & CEO Brandon Barnholt as he answers questions submitted by employees. We get a glimpse into his professional journey, what makes KeHE culture so unique, and his vision for the future.

Duration:00:13:46

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S3 E10 - Whole Person Development

2/2/2023
KeHE’s Leadership Academy seeks to bring cultural transformation within organizations through the whole person leadership journey. For employees, our approach focuses on both personal and professional growth through a variety of training programs. In this episode, Jennifer Backus—a Talent and Organizational Development Manager—shares her insight in talent development. She touches on KeHE’s specific programs and plans for the future while also sharing practical tips you can implement today!

Duration:00:17:15

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S3 E9 - Serving Survivors in Nepal

1/4/2023
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month—an issue that is prevalent both domestically and abroad. As part of our campaign to shine a light on human trafficking, Linda Powell—Executive Director of Risk Management—and Misty Ellington—Warehouse Safety Manager—are joining the podcast to share their experiences on a serving trip to Katmandu Nepal to serve with Restoring Hope Nepal. To learn more about Restoring Hope visit www.restoringhopenepal.org.

Duration:00:20:34

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S3 E8 - Serving Goodness for the Holidays

12/7/2022
Goodness, hope, and joy spread like wildfire where KeHE employees are involved. Each holiday season, employees across KeHE nation partner with their favorite organizations to meet the practical needs of others. Listen to the stories of Lindsay Tintera, our Director of Marketing, and Peter Rizzo, Supplier Optimization Manager, as they serve families and inspire others to spread holiday joy. To learn more about the organizations they've partnered with visit: Shelter, Inc. Outreach Community Ministries

Duration:00:16:34