Kroger Announces Worker Vaccine Incentive and a Additional Bonus

Under local pressure and amid widespread criticism, the retailer said it would pay workers $100 to get vaccinated, and provide $50 million in store credits and gas discounts as a separate "thank-you" to front-line workers.


Grocery Stores See Job Gains in January

Food and beverage stores added more jobs in January than they did in December, according to BLS data, while warehousing and delivery jobs declined for the month.

"You have to keep asking yourselves, 'Are we solving the right problem? How do we keep listening?'" Schnucks CEO Todd Schnuck says at FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference.

The generation brings new challenges for the retail food industry in attracting this incoming workforce, but it can be done, a FMI Midwinter Executive Conference session explores

In the struggle to keep workers and shoppers healthy, and stores safe and in-stock, retailers and supply partners such as Giant and Nestle demonstrated a model for the future of work, an FMI Midwinter Conference event demonstrated.

The new curbside pickup models will leverage contract shoppers and retail employees as retailers seek more efficient solutions; labor tensions escalate as union workers are impacted.

The discounter said nearly 80% of workers intend to get pandemic vaccine as soon as it is available.

The move will help raise the profile of the discounter with ambitions to grow.

The foundation is putting resources behind a campaign that seeks to help workers displaced from other industries due to the pandemic find new careers in grocery.

Ordering online much? While retail stores cut jobs, packers/deliverers added them.

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