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Kroger Announces New Fulfillment Center in North Carolina; Gabriel Arreaga and Luke Jensen Discuss

Kroger Announces New Fulfillment Center in North Carolina; Gabriel Arreaga and Luke Jensen Discuss


RALEIGH, NC
Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Expansion is in the cards for Kroger, both in footprint and in growth. Recently, the retailer announced it is planning a brand-new customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Raleigh, North Carolina, as it looks to bolster its fresh food delivery strategy.

Gabriel Arreaga, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Kroger“The acceleration of our delivery business continues with the development of an additional customer fulfillment center; advancing our commitment to creating career opportunities; and serving shoppers fresh food fast through interconnected, automated, and innovative facilities and last-mile solutions across America,” said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger’s Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. “We thank Governor Roy Cooper for his collaboration and support of this project, and the company looks forward to serving new and existing customers across North Carolina.”

Kroger’s new facility is powered by the Ocado Group, a long-term partner of the retailer, and combines vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics to achieve fast and affordable food delivery for its customers.

Kroger has announced its latest expansion in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the construction of a new customer fulfillment center, which will advance its commitment to create career opportunities and serve shoppers with fresh food faster

According to the release, the center stands at 200,000 square feet and is expected to become operational within 24 months of the groundbreaking. The facility will employ up to 700 associates in the next five years.

Luke Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Ocado Solutions“We’re excited to come to North Carolina in partnership with Kroger,” said Luke Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of Ocado Solutions. “As demonstrated by the two state-of-the-art CFCs already live in other parts of the country, Ocado is helping Kroger to establish a new high bar in the type of quality and service that United States grocery shoppers can receive online. We can’t wait for customers across North Carolina to experience online delivery, enabled by Ocado’s unique technology.”

As the retail landscape continues to grow and expand, keep an eye out for Deli Market News to report on the latest.

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