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Kroger Announces Plans to Build a New State-of-the-Art Fresh Food Delivery Center in Cuyahoga County to Help Areas with Limited Access to Fresh Food

The largest grocery store in the United States will build a cutting-edge fulfillment center in Cleveland Ohio, creating 400 jobs. Through its use of robotics, the Kroger automated distribution center combines Ohio’s vital tech and food sectors.

Wed Mar 02 2022

Company Name: The Kroger Co.
Location:  Cuyahoga County
Site Region: Cleveland
Country of Origin:

  • Country: United States of America
  • Region: Ohio

Industry Sector: Food Sciences and Agriculture
Company Profile: The Kroger. Co. is the largest grocery-only company in U.S. The company has 33 food manufacturing plants for its Private Selection label and 2,800+ retail stores. Kroger is one of the top private employers in the state of Ohio.
Company Website: https://www.kroger.com/

Project Summary:

Type of Project: New Location

Jobs:

  • Jobs committed: 400
  • Jobs retained: 0

Capital Investment: Timetable: The CFC (Customer Fulfillment Center) will become operational 24 months after the site breaks ground and will service areas in eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Company Need:
Kroger is proposing to build a Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Cleveland Ohio. Kroger has entered into a strategic partnership with U.K.-based Ocado Solutions to construct a state-of-the-art, robotically automated CFC, to facilitate direct-to-customer product delivery. The CFC will utilize proprietary robotic technology, where the robots will pick and deliver products to pick stations, where associates assemble the final order, which is delivered directly to customers.

“Kroger is incredibly excited to expand our delivery business in our home state and provide east Ohioans fast access to thousands of customers’ favorite items including fresh products and our industry-leading Private Selection™ and Simple Truth™ brands, through our fulfillment center.”
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Why Ohio? 
Kroger Fulfillment Network’s decision to create a new state-of-the-art facility in Cleveland Ohio demonstrates that the region has favorable logistics and talent to connect technology with retail,” said Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler.

Collaborators: 
JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Development, Team NEO

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