Kroger Delta Division, UFCW Forge New Labor Agreement

The Kroger Co.’s Delta division and United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1529, based in Cordova, Tenn., have come to new labor agreement, according to a published report. The agreement covers more than 9,000 workers in west Tennessee, Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas, the Memphis Business Journal reported, adding that [...]

2020-01-16T17:28:23+00:00January 16th, 2020|Tags: , |

Kroger exits Lucky’s Market investment

Kroger has divested its stake in Lucky’s Market after three years, the Cincinnati-based grocer announced Wednesday. The move incurred a non-cash impairment charge of $238 million in the third quarter, with Kroger responsible for $131 million of that charge. CEO Rodney McMullen said the decision followed a review of the [...]

2019-12-12T00:29:45+00:00December 12th, 2019|Tags: , |

Kroger’s Decline

Early in 2019, Kroger’s was listed by a top retail research firm as the fourth-largest grocer in the world. Yet, the year that began with such a proud status, has seen the brand endure a difficult period in the US. The company announced plans to lay off hundreds of employees [...]

2019-10-28T23:44:05+00:00October 28th, 2019|Tags: |

UFCW turns up heat on Ralphs in Southern California

With labor negotiations making little headway, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) are now reaching out to Ralphs Grocery Co. customers in Southern California. UFCW today said thousands of Ralphs grocery workers it represents have launched a campaign offering customers at 196 Ralphs supermarkets in the region a six-hour notice [...]

2019-08-23T16:46:31+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Kroger Goes Full Robot to Take On Amazon

Kroger Co., the giant but aging supermarket chain, has unleashed a flurry of initiatives to ensure it won’t get thumped in a post-Amazon-buying-Whole-Foods world: It is revamping locations, bought a meal-kit company, and sold off its convenience-store business. Its biggest gamble, though, is a partnership with British online grocer Ocado Group [...]

2019-07-24T17:03:11+00:00July 24th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Kroger to sell CBD products nationwide

Kroger will begin carrying topical products containing CBD at stores in 17 states this week, The Detroit News first reported. The products offered will include balms, oils, lotions and creams, which have FDA approval, and will range in price from $3.99 to $59.99. Customers can find CBD products at 945 Kroger stores in [...]

2019-06-21T18:11:50+00:00June 21st, 2019|Tags: , |