Kroger, the United States' largest supermarket by revenue and the second-largest general retailer, is giving all hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy and call center employees a temporary raise of $2 premium above their standard base rate of pay. The bonus will be applied to hours worked from March 29 through April 18. The premium will be disbursed weekly to ensure employees have access to additional cash.
This is not Kroger's only gesture of gratitude towards its workers. On March 21st Kroger announced they would be giving their employees a one-time "appreciation bonus" of $300 to every full-time employee, and $150 to every part-time employee.