Kroger Adds Fulfillment Centers in Illinois, Tennessee

The new locations will allow the grocer to expand its reach to shoppers in key midwestern markets.
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Kroger is expanding its fulfillment network with the addition of facilities in Nashville, Tenn., and Maywood, Ill. Working in conjunction with nearby fulfillment centers, the company’s delivery service will now reach customers in Nashville and the Chicago metropolitan area.

The 40,000-square foot Nashville facility will work with the company’s Atlanta fulfillment center and increase the network’s reach to customers up to 200 miles from the hub. The Maywood facility has a capacity of 80,000-square feet and is located about 20 miles west of Chicago. The new center will work with the existing fulfillment center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc.

"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, Kroger 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."

Local shoppers will also have access to the newly launched Boost by Kroger annual membership program. For either $59 or $99 per year, Boost provides customers with benefits like unlimited free delivery on orders of $35 or more and two Fuel Points for every $1 spent on groceries and general merchandise purchases through Delivery, Pickup and in-stores. Kroger estimates the membership can save customers more than $1,000 per year on fuel and grocery delivery.