Why 47,000 grocery workers in California may go on strike

Some 47,000 supermarket workers at Ralphs, Albertsons and other grocery chains in southern California are closer to starting the largest private-sector strike since 74,000 General Motors employees walked off the job in 2007. Here's what's happening in California: Union officials representing cashiers, stockers and clerks at Ralphs — owned by [...]

2019-09-05T23:30:45+00:00September 5th, 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: , , , |

Union says first contract offer from big three grocers ‘unacceptable’

The union that represents workers at Southern California’s three major supermarket chains on Friday strongly criticized the grocers’ first comprehensive contract offer, calling it “unacceptable” and making its first veiled threat of a possible work stoppage. Representatives of Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons have been in talks with the United Food and Commercial [...]

2019-05-28T15:29:43+00:00May 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Federal mediator called in to speed up grocery-union talks

A federal mediator has been asked to help move along contract talks between Southern California’s three major supermarket chains and the union that represents most of the workers in their stores. Leaders of the United Food and Commercial Workers met with representatives from Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs for two days [...]

2019-04-08T15:34:39+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Ralphs to Introduce Scan, Bag, Go Checkout Service

Ralphs Grocery Company’s parent company, The Kroger Co., will introduce its new and exciting Scan, Bag, Go shopping technology in almost 30 Ralphs stores this year. The new Scan, Bag, Go service combines digital and in-store experiences to create more value and convenience for customers. The new technology will debut [...]

2018-02-05T19:09:30+00:00February 5th, 2018|Tags: , |

Ralphs Launches Click-and-Collect Service

Southern California’s Ralphs Grocery Co. has launched online shopping with curbside pickup using parent company Kroger’s exclusive ClickList system. ClickList debuted Aug. 5 at Ralphs’ supermarket in Carlsbad, Calif., the first Ralphs location to offer the service and the first of 12 expected to have it by the end of [...]

2016-08-18T23:26:20+00:00August 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |