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Message from Houston Division President


To our valued Houston Division Associates,

Thank you for consistently showing the meaning of Our Purpose – to Feed the Human Spirit – by serving our customers, helping our communities, and supporting each other.

The connections you create with customers keep them coming back time and time again. What you do matters!

Soon, we will begin negotiations on your new contract with UFCW Local 455. I know these negotiations are important to you. They are also very important to me and the Company. In that regard, our goals for this negotiation are:

  • Provide you with a market-competitive wage and benefits package
  • Continue to invest in your retirement benefits
  • Enable our stores to remain competitive in an ever-changing retail environment

As we move forward with the negotiations, we must be open and flexible during this process, so that we are able to do what is best for our associates, customers, and the communities we support. Negotiations are about finding ‘common ground’ and working through issues where some may disagree.

Big picture, it’s about understanding the Houston market and managing our budget in a balanced way, keeping in mind associates’ wages, healthcare, pension, and other benefits. It’s about rewarding you and keeping our stores competitive, too.

We want to be open and transparent with you, so we’ll share information and updates with you through your store leader and online at as the negotiations progress. Should you have any questions and want to discuss, please contact your store leader.

Thank you for all you continue to do to serve and uplift our customers, communities, and your fellow associates.


Laura Gump | Houston Division President