Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. has announced the addition of spoke facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Maywood, Illinois. Working in conjunction with nearby fulfillment centers, Kroger Delivery will now reach customers in the greater Nashville and the Chicago metro areas.
“Kroger Delivery offers customers a truly differentiated service. Orders are transported in refrigerated trucks and delivered by trained Kroger uniformed associates, giving customers an unparalleled white glove delivery experience,” said Bill Bennett, Kroger VP and head of e-commerce.
“Kroger Delivery is part of our rapidly expanding seamless ecosystem that provides customers with fresh and quality products when and where they want it – all with zero compromise and at an incredible value.”
Local shoppers will also have access to the newly launched Boost by Kroger annual membership program. For either $59 or $99 per year, Boost provides customers with benefits like unlimited free delivery on orders of $35 or more and two fuel points for every $1 spent on groceries and general merchandise purchases through delivery, pickup and in-stores. Kroger estimates the membership can save customers more than $1,000 per year on fuel and grocery delivery.
The 40,000-square-foot facility will work in conjunction with the Atlanta fulfillment center, increasing the network’s reach to customers up to 200 miles from the hub. The facility is on Polk Avenue.
“Kroger is a household name that we are proud to have in Tennessee, and I thank this company for its decision to create more than 180 new jobs for Tennesseans,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. “Our state’s central location and skilled workforce will ensure Kroger’s success in the years to come.”
“Tennessee’s unique position offers companies easy access to their customers and suppliers around the globe, so we believe Nashville will be the ideal location for Kroger’s newest cross-dock facility,” said Stuart McWhorter, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner.
“We appreciate this well-known brand for choosing to locate in Davidson County and look forward to seeing the growth that will come from this project.”
The 80,000-square foot facility is located 20 miles west of Chicago. It will work with the fulfillment center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and expects to have more than 180 employees.
“As we continue in ‘Moving Maywood Forward Together,’ I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Kroger to the Village of Eternal Light. Their facility replaces a blighted area while adding new jobs and revenues that aid in the revitalization of our community. We are happy to welcome a partner that works to address our food desert designation and look to evolving collaboration with them,” said Nathaniel George Booker, Maywood mayor.
For more information, visit thekrogerco.com.