Kroger and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 455 Ratify Agreements

Oct 01, 2010, 10:37 ET from The Kroger Co.

HOUSTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Associates of Kroger Texas L.P., an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), have ratified agreements with United Food and Commercial Workers (U.F.C.W.) Local 455.

The agreements cover more than 13,000 Kroger associates in the Houston Meat and Houston Clerks bargaining units who work in 107 stores in Texas.

"Kroger and UFCW worked together to reach agreements that provide our associates one of the best total compensation packages in our industry in Texas," said Bill Breetz, President of Kroger's Southwest Division.  "The agreements include good wages, high-quality affordable health care, and pension benefits for our associates."

"We thank our associates for the work they do each day to serve Kroger customers," Breetz said.  

About Kroger

Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 334,000 associates who serve customers in 2,468 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The Company also operates 784 convenience stores, 372 fine jewelry stores, 932 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit

SOURCE The Kroger Co.