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Kroger avoided a strike at 79 stores in its Cincinnati region when the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) agreed to a new three contract, saying that the offer would provide workers with quality health insurance, wage increases and no benefits cuts.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it still must be approved by the almost 11,000 unionized employees who are represented by the UFCW. That vote is scheduled to start next week.

The union members authorized a strike late last month, and Kroger had made plans to use managers and temporary workers in affected stores.

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