Boone County, Kentucky, has welcomed a new retail facility at the hands of Kroger. The retailer has invested over $550,000 to open its latest logistics and distribution center, strengthening its Kentucky footprint and creating 98 jobs in the region.
“We are thrilled to have our Northern Kentucky spoke facility considered for the Kentucky Business Investment program (KBI) and extend our deepest gratitude to the KEDFA staff for their support. The KBI underscores Kentucky’s pro-business climate and will allow for workforce growth and development in the Northern Kentucky area,” said Ben Hamilton, Vice President of Logistics and Network Strategy, Kroger Delivery. “We are passionate about delivering a fresh, convenient customer shopping experience. This expansion will mean lower prices and more choices for more people across Kentucky. Just like their in-store experience, customers will have access to personalized digital coupons, valuable fuel points, and the fresh, high-quality products they need, want, and love.”
As noted in this release, the new spoke facility will help expand Kroger’s e-commerce reach in Kentucky. This new facility will support another customer fulfillment center currently operating in Monroe, Ohio, by extending customers’ access to affordable, healthy, and fresh foods.
To support the operation, the company will locate the facility in a 2,000-square-foot portion of an existing building in Boone County.
Kroger currently maintains 112 stores in Kentucky, with this expansion adding to the market’s thriving distribution and logistics sector. The commonwealth is also home to four manufacturing and distribution facilities that service the company, as well as a regional headquarters in Louisville.
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