NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that associates working at 93 stores in the company's Nashville division have ratified a new labor agreement with Local 1995.
The agreement covers 12,000 associates working in Middle and East Tennessee, North Alabama and South Kentucky.
"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates. This new contract provides wage increases, affordable health care and ongoing investment in our associates' pension fund to support their retirement," said Zane Day, president of Kroger's Nashville division. "This agreement comes after thoughtful and productive work by both the company and the union bargaining committees. I appreciate our associates for supporting the agreement and for the excellent service they provide our customers every day."
Kroger's Nashville division includes 93 stores in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.
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 2,230 pharmacies, 785 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,400 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.
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SOURCE The Kroger Co.