Kroger Ratifies Agreement with UFCW Local 1995

                Kroger Ratifies Agreement with UFCW Local 1995

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR)
associates working at stores in the company's Mid-South and Atlanta Divisions
have ratified a new labor agreement with UFCW Local 1995.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement that is good for our associates and
allows us to be competitive in the region," said John Hackett, president of
Kroger's Mid-South Division.

Bruce Lucia, president of Kroger's Atlanta Division said, "I want to thank our
associates for their patience during the negotiation process. I am grateful to
work with a dedicated and professional team committed to serving our customers
with excellence."

The contract covers 10,500 associates working in stores for Kroger's Mid-South
and Atlanta Divisions. It includes Nashville and Knoxville, TN; Huntsville, AL
and Bowling Green, KY.

Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 339,000
associates who serve customers in 2,422 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 790 convenience stores, 344 fine
jewelry stores, 1,141 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants
in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America,
Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their
families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations. Kroger
contributes food and funds equal to 160 million meals a year through more than
80 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger
is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic
Chamber's Million Dollar Club.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

Contact: Melissa Eads, Kroger Mid-South Division (Middle Tennessee),
+1-615-948-6068; Glynn Jenkins, Kroger Atlanta Division (Knoxville and
Huntsville), +1-770-496-7547
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