Kroger associates at Fry’s Foods division ratifies new agreement with UFCW Local 99

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 7, 2016) announced that associates working at the company’s Fry’s Foods division have ratified a new agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 99.

The agreement covers more than 20,000 associates working at 122 stores throughout Arizona.

“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 Steve McKinney, president of Fry’s Food Stores. “This agreement comes after thoughtful and productive work by both the company and union representatives. I appreciate our associates for supporting the agreement and for the excellent service they provide our customers every day.”

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 2,781 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 2,240 pharmacies, 785 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,423 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.