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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:38 AM

Kroger Labor Agreement Ratified

The Kroger Co. associates working at stores in the Cincinnati-based grocer’s Mid-South and Atlanta divisions have ratified a new labor agreement with UFCW Local 1995 in Hermitage, Tenn.

The contract covers 10,500 employees working at stores in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Bowling Green, Ky.

John Hackett, president of Kroger’s Mid-South division, said the deal was “good for our associates and allows us to be competitive in the region,” while Bruce Lucia, president of the company’s Atlanta division thanked associates “for their patience during the negotiation process.”

Kroger employs more than 339,000 associates at 2,422 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banners, among them Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s. The company also operates 790 convenience stores, 344 fine jewelry stores, 1,141 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food-processing plants in the United States.


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