Kroger said it will locate its new digital headquarters in downtown Cincinnati as the company grows its omnichannel capabilities.
The company’s new digital team headquarters in the Atrium Two building located at 221 East Fourth Street will house approximately 600 digital associates at first. Kroger expects to grow its digital team to more than 1,000 over the next three years. Starting in July, Kroger will begin moving about 500 existing digital jobs from Blue Ash, and approximately 100 from its general offices on Vine Street, to Atrium Two.
“Kroger is creating a seamless shopping environment so customers can choose how to engage with us, both in-store and online, because the future of retail will include both physical and digital experiences,” said Yael Cosset, Kroger’s chief digital officer. “As part of Restock Kroger, our plan to redefine the grocery customer experience, we are investing in innovative digital and technology infrastructure. Our new digital headquarters is an important step on our journey to create a truly seamless shopping environment.”
In Cincinnati, Kroger technology partners with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s “Cincy is IT” initiative to attract top tech talent to the region. The company also supports Cincinnati-based Cintrifuse, a public-private partnership established to drive the next phase of growth for the Midwest region through innovation enabled and delivered by startups, including sponsoring an executive-in-residence.