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TEN STORES IN KROGER DIVISION STRUCK

 CINCINNATI, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR) said today that United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 7 began a strike over the weekend at 10 stores in its 36-store City Markets division based in Grand Junction, Colo. Sales so far have been only minimally affected, and all of the stores remain open under reduced hours.
 City Markets operates stores in western Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah. Fourteen of its 36 stores are covered by union contracts. Of the 10 stores on strike, five are in Grand Junction and the remainder are in small markets in Colorado and Wyoming.
 Kroger said the affected stores represent less than one percent of the company's total sales. The strike is not expected to materially affect Kroger's operating results, the company added.
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 /CONTACT: Paul Bernish (media), 513-762-1304, or Pam Taylor (investors), 513-762-4969, both of The Kroger Co./
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