Supermarket Giant Kroger is making plans to hire about 11,000 supermarket workers even as it faces heated competition from Walmart to Amazon.

It's the latest wave of hires for the grocery chain which has created 22,000 positions in the past two years.

Over the last decade, Kroger has added 100,000 new jobs in communities across America.  Kroger operates more than 2,700 groceries in 35 states under a variety of names.

Similar to Walmart, Target and some other retailers, Kroger is also boosting wages.  In March, its Cincinnati employees approved a union backed deal that will lead to pay hikes in several cities.  Here's more from USA Today.