Kroger and Ocado have selected Romulus, MI, as the latest location for a customer fulfillment center. The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and Ocado would construct a facility in the Great Lakes Region.
The automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities will be used to serve customers across the region and will support customers in several markets, including Michigan, Northern Ohio, and Indiana. The new 135,000-square-foot center will accelerate Kroger’s ability to expand its products to a larger footprint. The facility will also create 250 new jobs.
“Kroger is incredibly excited to develop one of our industry-leading customer fulfillment centers in Michigan 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. “We continue to invest in and constantly improve our e-commerce capabilities, focusing on cost-effective solutions. Our partnership with Ocado is an essential part of our evolving seamless ecosystem. In Michigan, we are engineering a smaller model for the region, leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience and respond to the growing demand for grocery e-commerce services.”