ATLANTA, June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) Atlanta division associates working at Kroger stores in the Atlanta metro and surrounding area have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 1996.
"We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates. These agreements provide good wage increases, affordable health care and stable pension funds to support our associates' retirement," said Bruce Lucia, president of Kroger's Atlanta division. "These agreements come after thoughtful and productive work by both the company and union bargaining committees. I want to thank our associates for supporting these agreements and for the excellent service they provide to our customers every day."
The contracts cover over 28,000 Kroger associates working in 164 stores in the Atlanta area and 11 stores in Savannah.
At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit SM. We serve eight and a half million customers and 443,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,792 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,255 pharmacies, 782 convenience stores, 311 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,453 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America's most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
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SOURCE The Kroger Co.