Kroger Becomes the Nation’s Largest Retailer to Offer Gender Reassignment

Kroger Co. is the nation’s largest supermarket chain, and now it’s claiming another title, Forbes reports.

The Cincinnati-based grocer (NYSE: KR) will begin offering transgender workers full health benefits on Jan. 1, including surgery and drug therapy for gender reassignment. The move makes Kroger, the nation’s fifth-largest employer, the largest retail chain to offer such benefits to its employees.

The change in benefits was announced on an internal social media site on Friday after consulting with the company’s GLBT associate resource group called the Alliance of Kroger.