ATLANTA and SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Associates with Kroger stores in Atlanta and Savannah have reached tentative agreements with United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1996, the company said today. The tentative agreements cover more than 19,580 Kroger associates who work in 165 stores in and around Atlanta and 12 stores in Savannah.
"Both sides worked hard to reach agreements that provide quality jobs and affordable, high quality health care for our associates and their families," said Bruce Lucia, President of Kroger's Atlanta Division, which is part of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR).
Kroger's Atlanta Division is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and is one of the largest retail grocery chains in the southeast with over 218 stores covering, Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.
Details of the tentative agreements will not be released pending ratification.
Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 326,000 associates who serve customers in 2,469 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 773 convenience stores, 392 fine jewelry stores, 850 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.