Kroger and Ocado plan to build a new high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Georgia, a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs.
“Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading customer fulfillment centers in Forest Park— a city south of Atlanta— through our relationship with Ocado,” said Robert Clark, Kroger’s svp/supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing.
The supermarket retailer has committed to building 20 CFCs powered by Ocado. The CFC model is an automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities, also known as a “shed.” Last month, Kroger broke ground on its first CFC, which is being constructed in Monroe, Ohio.
The Forest Park CFC will be located at 2000 Anvil Block Road in the Gillem Logistics Center and occupy 375,000 square feet. The CFC is scheduled to break ground later this year and be operational in 2021.