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Kroger Co. said Friday that it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) on a contract that will cover more than three thousand of its employees working in 41 stores in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. Details of the contract, which still must be approved by the unionized workers, were not disclosed,.

The agreement came just after Kroger avoided a strike at 79 stores in its Cincinnati region when the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) agreed to a new three-year contract covering 11,000 employees. That deal also need to be ratified by the workers.

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