Kroger Ratifies Agreement with UFCW Local 1995

Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:45am EST

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.,  Dec. 22, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR)
associates working at stores in the company's Mid-South and Atlanta Divisions
have ratified a new labor agreement with UFCW Local 1995.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates and allows
us to be competitive in the region," said  John Hackett, president of Kroger's
Mid-South Division.  

Bruce Lucia, president of Kroger's Atlanta Division said, "I want to thank our
associates for their patience during the negotiation process. I am grateful to
work with a dedicated and professional team committed to serving our customers
with excellence."  

The contract covers 10,500 associates working in stores for Kroger's Mid-South
and Atlanta Divisions. It includes  Nashville  and  Knoxville, TN;  Huntsville,
AL  and  Bowling Green, KY.  

Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 339,000
associates who serve customers in 2,422 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 790 convenience stores, 344 fine jewelry
stores, 1,141 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S.
Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports
hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and
more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger contributes food
and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America
food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of
the  Billion Dollar Roundtable  and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber's  Million Dollar

SOURCE  The Kroger Co.

Melissa Eads, Kroger Mid-South Division (Middle Tennessee), +1-615-948-6068;
Glynn Jenkins, Kroger Atlanta Division (Knoxville and Huntsville),
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