INDIANAPOLIS, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) associates working at Kroger stores in the Indianapolis market area of the company's Central division have ratified a new labor agreement with UFCW Local 700.
"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates and also allows us to be competitive and grow in the Indianapolis area," said Katie Wolfram, president of Kroger's Central division. "This agreement comes after thoughtful, respectful and productive work by both company and union representatives. I commend both teams for their professionalism."
"I want to thank our associates for supporting this agreement, as well as for the excellent service they provide every day to our customers and company," Ms. Wolfram said.
The contract covers over 5,800 associates working in 61 stores in the Indianapolis area and other communities, including Bloomington, Columbus, Kokomo, Richmond and New Castle.
Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to our 2,231 pharmacies, 784 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,387 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is 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. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.
SOURCE The Kroger Co.