Kroger’s Longest Serving Employee is Retiring And You’ll Never Believe How Long He’s Worked There

Larry Arnold retires after 63 years, photo courtesy of The Kroger Co.

In 1953, just one week before his 16th birthday, a young Larry Arnold got himself a job. The Market St Kroger in Zanesville hired Arnold to work as a store clerk. After all these years, Arnold will be officially retiring from the  Kroger Marketplace store in Pickerington, Ohio. He announced his retirement back in December saying, “It’s just a feeling everybody gets,” he said. “They always said you know when you’re done, and I knew when I was done.”

The world has changed a lot in the 63 years that Larry Arnold has been working for Kroger. But his amazing attitude and his dedication to the company he works for show with the respect they have for him. “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.”

Photo courtesy of The Kroger Co.

Earlier this month, Arnold admitted what he’ll miss most about his job. “I will miss the  people — you’ll always miss the people — and I’ll miss the customers, we have nice customers up here.”

A reception will be held in Larry’s honor at the Pickerington Marketplace, 1045 Hill Road North on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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