PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle  here joined several other prominent retail companies that were recognized on Thursday for having the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in the retail industry by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing children’s adoptions.
Giant Eagle tied in fifth place with Retail Brand Alliance’s Brooks Brothers. QuickTrip convenience stores ranked No. 1 on the list, following by Sears, Zappos.com and Patagonia.
Rankings for the Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces List are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits available to employees who adopt, such as financial reimbursement and paid leave.
The foundation compiled the results for its fourth annual list from survey data collected from nearly 500 U.S. employers and partnered with Employee Benefit News, a source of information for benefits decision makers.
In addition to ranking the top 100, the Foundation also recognized the top ten by size and the leaders of each industry.
Today, more than 114,000 children are available for adoption in U.S. foster care. The release of the fourth annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List helps the foundation increase foster care adoption awareness while celebrating those businesses that support adoptive families.