Friday November 8th, 2013 - 10:27AM
Kroger has announced that it is expanding its presence in North Texas in an effort to capitalize on the large metropolitan population there, the company said. Over the next 24 months, Kroger will invest $150 million in the region to build five new Marketplace stores and expand three current locations.
The retailer also plans to open multiple fuel centers and remodel existing properties. The growth initiative is expected to create more than 1,700 full- and part-time career opportunities that offer competitive pay, healthcare plans, retirement options, product discounts and other incentives, according to Kroger.
"Kroger is a company that is focused on smart, strategic growth and providing a highly satisfied customer shopping experience. Dallas is a market that continues to attract new residents and retailers because of its economic strength and stability," said Bill Breetz, president of Kroger Southwest. "We've operated here since 1958. In that period, we've grown our footprint to 85 stores and 43 fuel centers. We've successfully reached this point by closely monitoring the unique needs of this market and evolving to meet the requests of our customers."
New Kroger Marketplace and Fuel stores will be located in: Forney, TX, Bartonville, TX, North Richland Hills, TX, Lewisville, TX and Granbury, TX. The following Kroger Signature stores will also be expanded: Flower Mound, TX, Irving, TX and Rockwall, TX.