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•  Kroger yesterday announced its "second nationwide hybrid hiring event, including virtual and on-site interviews, will take place from 2-5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 13. The organization's mission is to hire 20,000 associates by finding talent for retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, supply chain, merchandising, logistics, corporate, and pharmacy and healthcare roles."

•  The Wausau Daily Herald reports that Skogen’s Festival Foods "will purchase three central Wisconsin Trig’s stores from the T.A. Solberg Co."

The acquired stores are in Wausau, Weston and Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  

The story says that "the T.A. Solberg Co. will continue to operate stores in Minocqua, Eagle River, Tomahawk, Rhinelander and Manitowish Waters along with several fuel and convenience stores."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

•  The New York Times reports that some 1,400 Kellogg factory employees in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee have gone on strike over issues of  job protections, vacation and holiday pay, and health care.

“For more than a year throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Kellogg workers around the country have been working long, hard hours, day in and day out, to produce Kellogg ready-to-eat cereals for American families,” said Anthony Shelton, president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, which represents the striking workers, adding, “We are proud of our Kellogg members for taking a strong stand against this company’s greed and we will support them for as long as it takes to force Kellogg to negotiate a fair contract that rewards them for their hard work and dedication and protects the future of all Kellogg workers.”