The offer does not include store and district associates, senior officers or supermarket division presidents. The company said the buyouts are part of an ongoing effort to control cost.
“Kroger would not be the successful company it is today without the incredible efforts of all of our associates. We believe a generous Voluntary Retirement Offering is in line with our company values and recognizes the long careers many of our associates have had with Kroger,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “Kroger is committed to our operating model of lowering costs to invest in the areas that matter most to our customers.”