According to the recent statement which showed that Kroger’s CEO secured $ 22.4 million in compensation and benefits last year. The highest total since he became president of the supermarket chain in 2014. Bloomberg sets the record straight. The package, unveiled Thursday in a regulatory dossier, is up nearly 6 percent from the previous year thanks to a larger bonus. A larger pool of stock prizes and a salary increase. Kroger’s average employee salary decreased 8 percent to $ 24,617.
In this regard, Rodney McMullen was born in Pineville, Kentucky, where his parents were factory workers. Chief Executive Rodney McMullen ended the $ 2-hourly COVID-19 salary increases for front-line warehouse and warehousing workers in the spring of 2020. Just two months after the “Hero Reward” began. Most recently, McMullen announced in early March that he was a national grocer “ending the 2020 fiscal year with strong sales and profits.”
Here’s what he said in this regard, “ I feel incredibly humbled by the strength of our partners and what we continue to accomplish together. Kroger continued to increase its market share during the [fourth] quarter. Our ability to meet our customers ‘evolving needs is testament to … our partners’ diligent focus on our customers.” The Bloomberg News Service, part of a Manhattan-based financial, software, data and media company, isn’t exactly a progressive crusade for workers’ rights. However, reporter Anders Millen puts the Kroger leader’s $ 22 million compensation in this context: McMullen, one of many CEOs who saw their pay jump last year even as the pandemic disrupted the US economy and pushed millions into unemployment. While, precarious conditions of frontline workers led to calls for wage increases from unions, lawmakers, and even President Joe Biden.
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Kroger one of the largest grocery retail which operates about 2,740 stores and employs 465,000 workers, said in March that it plans to raise the average hourly wage to $ 16 an hour. From $ 15.50 – a 3 percent increase. Last April, it also awarded full-time workers a bonus of $ 300 and part-time workers half of it. The company says its average hourly wage rises to more than $ 20 when benefits like healthcare are included. Now, what is your take on this? Let us know in the comment section below!