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Kroger Locks Pact with Central Division Associates

Associates working at Kroger stores in the Indianapolis market area of the grocer’s Central Division have ratified a new labor agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 700.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates and also allows us to be competitive and grow in the Indianapolis area," said Katie Wolfram, president of Kroger's Indianapolis-based Central Division. "This agreement comes after thoughtful, respectful and productive work by both company and union representatives. I commend both teams for their professionalism."

Nearly 6,000 workers covered

The contract covers more than 5,800 associates working in 61 stores in the Indianapolis area and other communities, including Bloomington, Columbus, Kokomo, Richmond and New Castle. 

"I want to thank our associates for supporting this agreement, as well as for the excellent service they provide every day to our customers and company," Wolfram said. 

Cincinnati-based Kroger employs 431,000 associates at 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. 

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