Fred Meyer and QFC Associates Ratify Agreements with UFCW Local 555

     Fred Meyer and QFC Associates Ratify Agreements with UFCW Local 555

PR Newswire

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 21, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR)
associates working at Fred Meyer and QFC stores in Portland and throughout
Oregon and Southwest Washington have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW
Local 555.

"We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates and
enable us to be competitive in very competitive market areas," said Lynn Gust,
Fred Meyer's president. "These agreements provide our associates with
additional compensation, affordable health care and pension for retirement."

"Our associates will continue to have one of the best total compensation
packages in our industry, in our region," said Joe Fey, QFC's president. "I
want to thank our associates for their patience, for supporting this
agreement, and for the excellent service they provide every day to our

The 44 labor agreements cover 6,007 associates working at Fred Meyer and 368
associates at QFC.

About Kroger
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 339,000
associates who serve customers in 2,425 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 788 convenience stores, 342 fine
jewelry stores, 1,124 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 in the
communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 160 million
meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more
information please visit

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

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