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Kroger Expands Fulfillment Network To Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Kroger Co. has announced it will offer more customers delivery through the addition of a facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, powered by the Ocado Group. As a continuation of Kroger’s successful entry into Florida in 2021, Oklahoma will serve as a new geography for the company.

“We’re excited to extend the Kroger fulfillment network to Oklahoma City, a new geography for our operation and an integral part of our strategy to achieve the doubling of our digital sales and profitability rate by the end of 2023,” said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger’s SVP and chief supply chain officer. “This grocery delivery service is an innovative addition to the expanding digital shopping experience available to our customers. The spoke facility will provide unmatched, impeccable customer service and improve direct access to fresh food in areas eager for the variety and value offered by Kroger.”

“We are excited to welcome the country’s largest supermarket to Oklahoma that will further showcase our state’s impressive distribution infrastructure,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt. “Kroger’s new e-commerce model is innovative, creates new fresh grocery opportunities for the Greater Oklahoma City region and paves the way for improving health and quality of life for Oklahomans.”

The 50,000-square-foot spoke facility located at 8801 North I-35 Service Road will collaborate with the hub in Dallas, Texas, serving as a last-mile cross-dock location that efficiently expands Kroger’s grocery delivery services and extends its reach to customers up to 200 miles from the hub. The facility is expected to become operational later this year and will employ up to 191 full-time associates.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kroger to the Oklahoma City market,” said David Holt, mayor of Oklahoma City. “This is a true win-win that will provide more grocery options for our citizens and good jobs for our community. We look forward to working with Kroger to ensure their success in Oklahoma City.”

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The expansion in Oklahoma City represents an extension of a partnership between Kroger and Ocado, a world leader in technology for grocery e-commerce. In 2018, the companies announced a collaboration to establish a delivery network that combines artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and automation in a bold new way, bringing this technology to America.

Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen said Kroger Delivery “underpins the permanent shift in grocery consumer behavior and elevates our position as one of America’s leading e-commerce companies.”

Through the delivery network, the company now serves customers in Florida, as an example, without traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

“We continue to be pleased with the rollout of our customer fulfillment centers in Groveland, Florida, and Monroe, Ohio, which are both exceeding internal expectations, and our most recent facility opening in Forest Park, Georgia,” continued Arreaga. “We’ve experienced incredible Net Promoter Scores, and our customers tell us they love our friendly, professionally trained drivers and their refrigerated delivery vans that bring the freshest food directly to their doorsteps. We’re eager to continue expanding our fulfillment network and entering into both existing and new geographies through hub and spoke facilities.”

For more information, visit thekrogerco.com.

To read about the Kroger fulfillment center now in Forest Park, Georgia, click here.

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