In 2023, Kroger will invest more than $770 million in its partners.

March 3, 2023

In 2023, Kroger will invest more than $770 million in its partners.



Increased spending will result in higher salaries and comprehensive benefits, such as an ongoing emphasis on the overall wellbeing of employees.



The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) revealed today that it will increase its investment in its employees by more than $770 million in 2023. The business plans to increase average hourly wages, enhance healthcare choices, create new opportunities for training and development, and more with this investment.


The chairman and CEO of Kroger, Rodney McMullen, stated, “Our associates enable our success, and we are dedicated to investing in theirs. “Many people associate Kroger with their first employment, a fresh start, or a career change. One way we express how much we appreciate and honour our associates’ contributions is to keep raising wages and offering superior benefits to them.”


The statement made today builds on the $1.9 billion in additional investments Kroger has made in wages and comprehensive benefits since 2018, raising the business’s average hourly rate to $18 or $23.50 with comprehensive benefits. Additional expenditures made by Kroger include:


A top-notch educational benefit programme that provides employees with up to $21,000 in chances for continuing education
Affordable and accessible healthcare choices, including complimentary financial coaching services offered to all hourly employees through the Well-Being Assistant programme of the business.
A straightforward and user-friendly training procedure to guarantee that each employee is comfortable in their position and prepared to assist customers
Tim Massa, SVP and chief people officer at Kroger, said, “Investing in our associates’ holistic well-being is an important part of what makes Kroger an employer of choice, and eventually becomes an investment in our customers and communities. “Every associate should be able to thrive financially and emotionally, both in their jobs and at home, when we consider how to create our benefits. We are eager to keep recognising the many ways that our employees go above and beyond each day for our clients and for one another.”


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Regarding Walmart

We are committed to The Kroger Co.’s (NYSE: KR) Purpose: To Nourish the Human SpiritTM. We are serving America through food inspiration and uplift by developing #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025 with the help of nearly half a million associates working across our family of companies, who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and retail food stores under a variety of banner names. Visit our newsroom and investor affairs website to find out more about us.