Kroger and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 876 Ratify Agreement in Michigan

Jun 21, 2010, 15:45 ET from The Kroger Co.

NOVI, Mich., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Associates of The Kroger Co. of Michigan, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), have ratified an agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 876.

The agreement covers over 12,000 Kroger associates who work in 118 stores in Michigan.

"We thank our associates for their focus on serving our customers during this process.  Kroger and the UFCW worked together to reach an agreement that provides our associates one of the best total compensation packages in our industry in Michigan," said Rick Going, President of The Kroger Co. of Michigan. "We look forward to continuing to provide quality jobs for our associates and a great shopping experience for our customers."

Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 334,000 associates who serve customers in 2,470 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 779 convenience stores, 375 fine jewelry stores, 909 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.