International Brotherhood of Teamsters Consolidated Pension Fund

This website provides you updates on the efforts of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and Kroger to secure your pension benefits earned through the Central States Pension Fund.

A NEW LETTER from IBT and Kroger is posted here and dated July 26, 2016.

Recall, the Company and Teamsters recommended that we transfer your pension from the Central States Pension Fund to a new fund. The new fund will be called the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Consolidated Pension Fund. Members/Associates ratified this agreement earlier this year.

Associates working at our distribution centers in Houston, Memphis, Hutchinson and Goddard; and dairies in Michigan at Crossroad Farms (Indianapolis) are part of this agreement.

This website provides you updates on the efforts of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and Kroger to secure your pension benefits earned through the Central States Pension Fund.

A NEW LETTER from IBT and Kroger is posted here and dated July 26, 2016.

Recall, the Company and Teamsters recommended that we transfer your pension from the Central States Pension Fund to a new fund. The new fund will be called the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Consolidated Pension Fund. Members/Associates ratified this agreement earlier this year.

Associates working at our distribution centers in Houston, Memphis, Hutchinson and Goddard; and dairies in Michigan at Crossroad Farms (Indianapolis) are part of this agreement.

What is happening?

The Central States Pension Fund is in severe financial difficulty. So much so that the Fund administrators have said they will need to reduce pension benefits for current and future retirees to avoid running out of money.

IBT and Kroger are recommending this change – moving your pension from Central States Pension Fund to the new IBT Consolidated Pension Fund – to protect the pension benefits you have earned. This action also will provide solid and secure retirement benefits for you in the future.


We have provided information to you through mailings to your home, distribution at your facility through your supervisor and special meetings.

We are posting that information here for your convenience and reference. Please check back to this website for news and updates. They include:

Why this is right for you.

You need a pension plan that you can count on for retirement. That is why the Company and Union came together. Under this plan, the benefits you have earned to date through Central States are protected and secure. And, it ensures you have reliable benefits moving forward.

We hope you find this information helpful now and in the future as you continue your career with Kroger.

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