Local Kroger Stores Close as California ‘Hero Pay’ Ordinance Backfires

Ralphs and Food 4 Less, both owned by the parent company Kroger, announced Monday that they will be closing 25 percent of their stores in Long Beach following the city’s “Hero Pay” ordinance.

“The irreparable harm that will come to employees and local citizens as a direct result of the City of Long Beach’s attempt to pick winners and losers, is deeply unfortunate,” a company spokesperson said.


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