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Negotiations with UFCW Local 455 Begin


February 11th, 2020

On Tuesday, February 11, Kroger Houston and UFCW Local 455 bargaining committees met to kick-off negotiations for your new contract.

In our opening session, we emphasized that Kroger is committed to a contract that accomplishes three important goals:

  1. Provides good pay and benefits for our associates;
  2. Enables us to operate our stores to meet customer needs and
  3. Keeps our stores competitive in this changing and competitive retail environment.

Company representatives also shared some of the division’s challenges and opportunities:

  • Sales and profit in the Houston market have significantly declined
  • We continue to lose market share due to fierce competition
  • Health care costs continue to increase
  • Difficulties attracting and retaining talent

Negotiations are about meeting your needs and keeping our stores competitive. We encourage you to learn as much as you can during the process. We will provide you with straight-forward facts and information about key issues.

We will keep you up-to-date on negotiations with regular updates posted on this website, FEED and through your store leader. If you have any questions during this process, please talk to your store leader, or you can also email questions

Thank you for all that you do for our customers and each other.

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