Kroger also separately shared the location of its next automated customer fulfillment center (CFC) developed in partnership with Ocado: Romulus, MI.
The CFC is expected to become operational 18 months after the site breaks ground, creating 250 new jobs, and will support customers in Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana. At 135,000 square feet, the site is smaller than others Kroger has opened and part of a trio of locations currently in the works.
Kroger’s investments in robotics and automated fulfillment under its “Restock Kroger” digital transformation strategy are serving it well during the COVID-19 health crisis, as more consumers flock to grocery delivery and click-and-collect. The company reported digital sales growth of 127% in the second quarter.