The Kroger Co. has opened a new facility in Miami, Florida. Joined by the local community, it celebrated the expansion of the delivery service and welcomed 90 new employees.
This facility means customers can access Kroger’s selection of fresh items, Our Brands products and national brands, as well as individualized offers, delivered to their door.
“We are thrilled to connect more Floridians to the Kroger Delivery shopping experience, which brings thousands of digital coupons, valuable fuel points and the freshest products directly to customers’ doors,” said Bill Bennett, VP and head of e-commerce.
“Whether they are using the Kroger app or browsing our weekly ad [online], customers can enjoy fresh, high-quality, affordable groceries delivered by best-in-class uniformed drivers.”
The 60,000-square-foot spoke facility will work in conjunction with the facility in Groveland, Florida. Employees assemble orders and place them in climate-controlled vehicles to travel to Miami. Once the orders arrive, they are checked and placed on refrigerated delivery trucks that deliver to customers’ doors.
“We’ve been working closely with the Kroger team since they started looking to expand to South Florida and knew this was a geography that would offer significant growth potential,” said James Kohnstamm, EVP, Miami-Dade Beacon Council.
“From a customer standpoint, we have over a million households and hundreds of new residents relocating to Miami each week. From a workforce standpoint, we have a deep bench of talent with expertise in cold chain and logistics management, as well as multiple startups dedicated to driving innovation in the trade and logistics space.”
Local customers can get more value when purchasing their favorite items using Boost by Kroger Plus, the annual grocery delivery membership that can save customers up to $1,000 per year on fuel and grocery delivery. Customers can try the Boost membership with a free 30-day trial and subscribe for $7.99 a month. New customers can enjoy $15 off their first three orders.
The grocer operates customer fulfillment centers in Monroe, Ohio; Groveland, Florida; Forest Park, Georgia; Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; Dallas, Texas; and Romulus, Michigan.