Kroger is furthering its plan to put as many distribution centers on the map as possible. Last week, The Dayton Business Journal reported that the retailer is building a new facility in Monroe, Ohio, following the purchase of 68 acres.
According to Butler County property records, Kroger purchased 68 acres of land on Hamilton-Lebanon Road in Monroe on March 20. This transaction included 62 acres of land for the price of $3.75 million and six neighboring acres for the price of $829,640. The new facility is part of Kroger and Ocado’s plan to build 20 fulfillment centers over the next three years.
While Kroger has home-court advantage with its latest facility, the news source also reported that major e-tailer Amazon is also opening a distribution center in the area.
Kroger's latest distribution center will cost $55 million and stand tall at 335,000 square feet. The facility is slated to open in 2021 and will create 410 new jobs for the market.
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