Kroger news

09 March 2022
Kroger has announced that it will open new fulfilment sites in Austin and San Antonio, Texas and Birmingham, Alabama powered by the Kroger Fulfillment Network and Ocado Group. The move is a continuation of Kroger’s online ambitions, which saw it enter Florida without a physical store footprint in 2021. Three new sites announced The 70,000 Sq. ft Austin site will collaborate with a hub in Da...
24 February 2022
US retailer, Kroger, is launching an in-store pilot of Loop’s circular reusable packaging platform in a selection of its stores in Portland, Oregon. The pilot is due to run for 6 months. This is a first in the US market, with shoppers in 25 Kroger-owned Fred Meyer stores able to buy 20 products in reusable containers.  The list of products included in the initiative includes Pantene shampoo an...
09 February 2022
On 4 February Kroger announced the official opening of its third Ocado-powered Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC), in Forest Park, Georgia, a city south of Atlanta. The 375,000 square foot facility will fulfil online grocery orders in the Atlanta market. CFC operations The Forest Park CFC carries thousands of popular grocery products and can fulfil thousands of orders per day. In CFCs ...
14 January 2022
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018, Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its second-ge...
14 December 2021
Kroger is set to build a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in North Carolina that will be powered by Ocado Solutions’ technology. Operational within 24 months The new facility, which will measure 200,000 square feet, is expected to combine vertical integration, machine learning and robotics. 700 new jobs will be created over the next five years.  Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's senior vice ...
13 October 2021
Kroger has outlined plans to expand its ecommerce fulfillment partnership with Ocado to five new sites, including market entry into the Northeast. This brings the total number of identified locations, including live and spoke sites, to 18. Kroger aiming to double digital sales These sites form part of Kroger’s plans to develop up to 20 CFCs as part of its strategic partnership with Ocado. T...
14 September 2021
The Kroger Co. is teaming up with quick commerce company Instacart for 30-minute grocery deliveries via its first-of-its-kind virtual convenience store. “Kroger Delivery Now” The new service, called “Kroger Delivery Now”, offers rapid delivery of fresh food, household essentials, meal solutions and snacks throughout the day, from early morning to late at night. The service is available thro...
05 July 2021
The Kroger Co. is collaborating with KNAPP to deploy, expand, and enhance the capabilities and capacity of the retailer's existing Great Lakes Distribution Center (DC) in Delaware, Ohio. Introducing KNAPP’s OSR shuttles According to The Kroger Co., the Great Lakes DC will use KNAPP’s OSR (order, storage and retrieval) shuttles to deliver grocery cases to robotic palletizers, which prepare i...
11 June 2021
Kroger’s second customer fulfillment centre (CFC) powered by Ocado technology is a real milestone as it marks the entry of the retailer in a new state, Florida. Accelerating with digital This month, Kroger opened its second automated CFC in Groveland, Florida. As part of its strategy to accelerate with digital, Kroger is ramping up its ecommerce development. Florida is one of the few states...
04 May 2021
The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer, and Drone Express, a unit of Telegrid Technologies, have teamed up to trial a grocery delivery service via autonomous drones. Starting from Centerville, Ohio Drone Express is set is start test flights this week near Kroger’s store in Centerville, Ohio. The drones will be handled by licensed Drone Express pilots from an on-site trailer wi...