Kroger, Ocado add two fulfillment centers
The Kroger Co. and Ocado, a British online grocery retailer, have selected central Florida and the Mid-Atlantic as two additional sites for customer fulfillment centers (CFCs)
"Kroger is developing the retail model of the future through our exciting partnership with Ocado,” said Alex Tosolini, Kroger's senior vice president of new business development. "We will co-innovate with Ocado to develop the best possible experiences for our customers, leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions."
According to the companies, the CFC model — an automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities — will be replicated to serve customers across America. Last November, Cincinnati-based Kroger announced its first CFC will be constructed in Monroe, Ohio, a suburb north of Cincinnati.
"As the U.S. retail landscape continues to change, these CFCs will play a crucial role in helping Kroger offer its customers a superior online shopping experience in these two major markets,” said Luke Jensen, CEO of Ocado Solutions.