Ruth Kinzey

Contributor, Supermarket News

Ruth Kinzey, MA, is founder and president of The Kinzey Company ( For the past 30 years, Ruth has helped organizations protect and enhance their reputations through communication strategy development and implementation. Spending a third of her career in grocery retail, she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Communication and Public Affairs for Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover. Ruth possesses experience in corporate social responsibility, consumer affairs, community relations, government affairs, media relations, internal communication and investor relations. Ruth is an author, serves on the College of Charleston’s Communication Advisory Council, and is a guest editorialist for the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center. The Business Journal carries her monthly column on corporate reputation.

Posts by Ruth Kinzey

in Refresh Jan 07, 2011

There Are No Secrets

Much has been said in recent years about business and the need for transparency. Government regulations have become more stringent, based on “bad....More
in Refresh Nov 30, 2010

Outreach Needs to Reflect Corporate Strategy

Although I am a professed chocoholic, I — like most Americans — complain about my weight. And I recognize I could reduce my waistline if I....More
in Refresh Oct 04, 2010

Don’t Hide Your Good Works Under the Basket

Recently, I judged the U.S. Chamber Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) annual corporate citizenship competition. While reviewing applications to....More
in Refresh Aug 30, 2010

Building Food-Safety Trust

The recent egg recall has made it clear that without proactive food safety measures, there will be recalls, the industry will get a bad “PR rap,” and....More
in Refresh Aug 02, 2010

Education Is Still the Key

During a recent program at the Dole Research Institute in Kannapolis, N.C., a speaker from the North Carolina Community Colleges’ BioNetwork spoke....More
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