Kroger has also said that this is not a cost-saving measure as they will continue to pay for guards to be in the stores.
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Changes are in the works when it comes to how Kroger stores handle their security.
The grocery chain has confirmed with 10TV that it is in the process of transitioning to unarmed security guards across the company.
Kroger says that armed guards will remain in some locations but not in any of its Columbus area stores.
10TV obtained a letter that U.S. Protection Service, the company that provides security guards to Kroger, sent to its employees.
The security company says in the letter that effective March 29, its guards will be “completely unarmed–no weapons, no handcuffs, no chemical repellant, no baton, etc.”