Grocers Kroger (KR -0.5%), Safeway (SWY -0.4%) and SuperValue (SVU +0.5%) reach an agreement...

|About: Kroger Co. (KR)|By:, SA News Editor

Grocers Kroger (KR -0.5%), Safeway (SWY -0.4%) and SuperValue (SVU +0.5%) reach an agreement with Southern California workers, avoiding a potentially costly strike in an area considered a "trend-setter" for the rest of the country. "The agreement increases wages, protects health care and pension benefits throughout the life of the three-year contract," says a union rep.