Kroger employee to retire after 63 years

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Credit: DaytonDailyNews

After working for Kroger more than 63 years, the grocery retailer’s longest-serving associate is retiring in Ohio.

Larry Arnold, who works as a dairy clerk at the Pickerington Marketplace in Muskington County, started working for the company in 1953. He accepted a job as a clerk in a Zanesville store just a week before his 16th birthday.

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“I will miss the people — you’ll always miss the people,” he said. “I’ll miss the customers, we have nice customers up here.”

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The Cincinnati-headquartered company employs approximately 443,000 associates in 2,796 retail food stores in 35 states. Kroger has several locations throughout the Miami Valley and in northern Cincinnati.

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“Kroger is grateful to Larry for his decades of service to the company and its customers,” said Kroger Columbus Division President Joe Grieshaber. “All of us with Kroger congratulate him and his family on a tremendous career, and wish him all the best in retirement.”

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