“We are thrilled to welcome Kroger Delivery to Miami-Dade County as they expand their Florida footprint,” said James Kohnstamm, executive vice president of Miami-Dade Beacon Council. “The 60,000 sq. ft. high-tech distribution center will bring 200 new jobs to Opa Locka and adjacent communities. This state-of-the-art facility is another example of how two of our key industries — trade and logistics, and technology — intersect to deliver innovative seamless solutions that support business growth. The strength of our ecosystem coupled with the infrastructure to support the needs of on-demand grocery delivery make Miami-Dade a natural fit for Kroger’s expanding e-commerce delivery service.”
In collaboration with the fulfillment center in Groveland, Fla., the 60,000-sq.-ft. facility will serve as a last-mile cross-dock location that expands the service’s ability to serve more customers, the retailer said.
“Kroger’s new hub in Miami-Dade County is an innovative program that demonstrates how business leaders are leveraging technology to provide important services and job opportunities,” said Miami-Dade County mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Their e-commerce model to deliver fresh food at people’s doors offers another great option for our community to stock up on the essentials during hurricane season. This will help to make sure they have what they need to keep their families fed and secure.”
Kroger said the facility also will provide job opportunities with roles in logistics, human resources and transportation to support the expansion.
“We’re thrilled to introduce customers to Kroger Delivery in South Florida,” said Andrea Colby, e-commerce corporate affairs and communications manager. “We offer customers a more convenient option to access fresh food and grocery items. Kroger Delivery is an easy, seamless way to order groceries, have them arrive in refrigerated vans, delivered to your door by professional, uniformed associates all based on your demanding schedule.”
Kroger currently operates customer fulfillment centers in Monroe, Ohio; Groveland, Fla.; Forest Park, Ga.; and Dallas. Additional customer fulfillment centers are slated for California, Maryland, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, South Florida and the Northeast, the company said.