Kroger, Ocado Expand Customer Fulfillment Center Network

Kroger and Ocado have selected Pleasant Prairie, WI, as the sixth location for a high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC).

Kroger has partnered with Ocado to accelerate its ability to provide products to customers. In June, Kroger broke ground on its first CFC in Monroe, OH, and has since announced additional locations in Florida, Georgia, Texas and in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The facility will measure 350,000 square feet and is expected to create up to 400 new jobs. The CFC will become operational 24 months after the site breaks ground and will serve customers in Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

“Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading customer fulfillment centers in Pleasant Prairie, WI, in relationship with Ocado to bring fresh food to our customers faster than ever before,” said Robert Clark, Kroger’s svp/supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing. “Through our strategic partnership, we are engineering a model for the region, leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience for our customers in Wisconsin and Illinois.”