To meet growing delivery needs, Kroger, the country’s largest grocery retailer, is expanding with new fulfillment centers. The company shared its plans to add facilities in two of the largest states, California and Florida, along with entering the Northeast market.
Kroger’s new facilities will be powered by the Ocado Group, a U.K.-based tech company, and will combine vertical integration, machine learning, and robotics to help meet customers’ delivery needs. The news comes after Kroger recently announced a 30-minute express delivery service with Instacart.
The two companies have been working together now on various sites over the last three years, including a facility that opened in Florida this summer.