Kroger and UFCW Local 1529 in Memphis Reach Tentative Agreement
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Kroger Co. announced today it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1529 in Memphis, Tennessee. The tentative agreement covers over 7,500 Kroger associates who work in 72 stores in Memphis and parts of Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. The UFCW will present the tentative agreement to its members for consideration. Details of the tentative agreement are not being released pending ratification. "This tentative agreement was reached because of the hard work of both the union and the company," said Mark Prestidge, president of Kroger's Delta division, which includes 110 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Kroger, one of the nation's largest retail grocery chains, is honored to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2008. The Company's more than 310,000 associates serve customers in 2,487 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banners including Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC and City Market. Kroger associates also serve customers in 782 convenience stores, 405 fine jewelry stores and 678 supermarket fuel centers the Company operates. The Company also operates 42 food processing plants in the U.S. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about the Company, please visit our web site at http://www.kroger.com. SOURCE The Kroger Co. Media, Whitney Atkins, +1-901-765-4315, or Meghan Glynn, +1-513-762-1304, or Investor Relations, Carin Fike, +1-513-762-4969, all of The Kroger Co.
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