“We are pleased to reach an agreement that provides our associates more money, high-quality affordable healthcare and a company-funded pension at retirement,” said Mark Tuffin, president of Smith’s.
“I want to thank our associates for their patience during this process and for the excellent service they provide every day to our customers and our company,” said Bryan Kaltenbach, president of Food 4 Less.
The contract covers 3,657 Smith’s associates and 801 Food 4 Less associates. It includes 32 Smith’s stores and 14 Food 4 Less stores operating in the Las Vegas area.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Kroger, the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,435 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names.