Food 4 Less Inks Labor Deal With SoCal Locals

Food 4 Less/Foods Co stores, a division of Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., has signed a tentative labor agreement with seven southern California locals.

The agreement covers more than 6,000 associates working at 100 Food 4 Less stores, and includes wage increases, affordable health care and financial support from the company for employee pensions.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates, who will continue to have a solid and competitive compensation package," said Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less/Foods Co. "We appreciate the service our associates provide our customers and company every day."

Los Angeles-based Food 4 Less/Foods Co operates 148 price-impact, warehouse-format supermarkets under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California, Nevada, Illinois and Indiana, and Foods Co in Central and Northern California.

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