Just on the heels of launching its Boost membership nationally, Kroger is continuing to help consumers obtain their grocery essentials by expanding its fulfillment network.
The retailer said it has opened two new spoke facilities in Nashville, Tenn., and Maywood, Ill., which will serve customers in the greater Nashville and Chicago metro areas.
“Kroger Delivery offers customers a truly differentiated service. Orders are transported in refrigerated trucks and delivered by trained Kroger uniformed associates, giving customers an unparalleled white glove delivery experience,” said Bill Bennett, vice president and head of e-commerce. “Kroger Delivery is part of our rapidly expanding seamless ecosystem that provides customers with fresh and quality products when and where they want it — all with zero compromise and at an incredible value.”
The Tennessee facility will work in conjunction with the Atlanta fulfillment center, increasing the network’s reach to customers up to 200 miles from the hub, the retailer said.
“Kroger is a household name that we are proud to have in Tennessee, and I thank this company for its decision to create more than 180 new jobs for Tennesseans,” said Gov. Bill Lee. “Our state’s central location and skilled workforce will ensure Kroger’s success in the years to come.”
The latest facility in Illinois, which is approximately 20 miles west of Chicago, will work concurrently with the center in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and is expected to employ more than 180 associates, the company said.
“As we continue in moving Maywood forward together, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Kroger to the Village of Eternal Light. [Its] facility replaces a blighted area while adding new jobs and revenues that aid in the revitalization of our community,” said Maywood MayorNathaniel George Booker. “We are happy to welcome a partner that works to address our food desert designation and look to evolving collaboration with them.”
Currently, Kroger operates fulfillment centers in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and Texas. The retailer will open additional centers in California, Maryland, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Colorado, South Florida and the Northeast.