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KROGER : and United Food and Commercial Workers Local 204 Ratify Agreement

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08/23/2010 | 08:05pm CET

ROANOKE, Va., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Associates of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic Division, an affiliate of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), have ratified an agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 204.

The agreement covers 2,000 associates working in 18 stores.

"We thank our associates for their service to our customers during this process and every day," said Jay Cummins, President of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic Division. "This agreement provides our associates one of the best total compensation packages in our industry. It includes good wages, high-quality affordable health care and a pension when they retire."

"We look forward to continuing to provide quality jobs for our associates and a great shopping experience for our customers in North Carolina," Cummins said.

The Kroger Mid-Atlantic division operates 127 stores in the region which includes North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and part of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio.

Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 334,000 associates who serve customers in 2,470 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 779 convenience stores, 375 fine jewelry stores, 909 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

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