The Kroger Co. has broken ground on a new Kroger Marketplace format store at 113 East Bonds Ranch Road in Fort Worth, Texas.
The 123,000-square-foot store, built on nearly 17 acres, is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2024. The new store is anticipated to create 250-300 new jobs for the Fort Worth community that will provide competitive wages, premium benefits and a stable pension for retirement.
The site will be developed by Ridgemont Commercial Construction of Irving and The Weitzman Group Commercial Real Estate of Dallas. It will be the 10th store operated by Kroger in Fort Worth, and the shopping center will feature various businesses and new dining options for the community.
“As Fort Worth continues to expand, this new store will be a very important and significant investment in our community and will provide opportunity for new jobs and further economic growth,” said Keith Shoemaker, president, Kroger’s Dallas Division.
“Our newest store in Fort Worth will feature the very best that Kroger has to offer with thousands of fresh, local, healthy and unique selections and an extensive assortment of products.”
Kroger’s new Marketplace store in Fort Worth will feature a Starbucks kiosk, Murray’s Cheese counter, full-service grocery, pharmacy and expanded general merchandise, including outdoor living products, toys and home goods. The store will also feature a fuel center with 18 fueling positions and a grab-and-go kiosk including beverages and snacks.
Fort Worth is the third of three new Kroger Marketplace stores announced earlier this year, which includes new stores under construction in Melissa and Plano. These will be the first stores built in North Texas since the company opened its location at 1801 North Lake Forest Drive in McKinney in 2019.
In 2022, Kroger opened a fulfillment center in South Dallas to focus solely on the growing demand for grocery delivery service. With spoke facilities since constructed in Austin, San Antonio and Oklahoma City, the company has added the capability to serve an ever-increasing digital audience and more remote communities without the need for brick-and-mortar stores.
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