As retailers look for new solutions to overcome supply chain challenges and provide food to consumers, Kroger has unveiled a strategic partnership with Unique Logistics International. Recently, the grocer entered into a 12-month ocean freight contract with the company to serve as an ocean transport and logistics provider.
"This is an exciting new partnership for Unique Logistics. Kroger is a leading name in supermarket retail with over $137 billion in annual sales, 45 distribution centers, and 2,726 supermarkets and multi-department stores. The company has been operating for over 100 years, and its unique logistics needs include fresh and non-perishable food, fuel, and prescription medication," said Sunandan Ray, Chief Executive Officer of Unique Logistics.
This agreement marks the creation of an advantageous new alliance, as Kroger is a new customer for the logistics company. Under the terms of the agreement, Unique Logistics will serve as an ocean transport and logistics provider for Kroger from the Asia-Pacific region to North America through April 2023, as noted in a press release.
"Serving the retail industry is our company's strength, and our team looks forward to working with Kroger to solve problems and provide innovative solutions to strengthen Kroger's supply chain performance," Ray continued.
As this partnership continues to develop, Deli Market News will keep an ear to the newswire to bring the latest updates.