Kroger has announced plans for a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Forest Park, Georgia, USA. A $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs, this is set to be operational in 2021.
Kroger has committed to building 20 CFCs, powered by Ocado. These are automated warehouse facilities with digital and robotic capabilities, also known as sheds. Last month, the US grocery giant broke ground on America's first CFC, which is being constructed in Monroe, Ohio.
Robert Clark, Kroger's Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Sourcing, says: “Through our strategic partnership with Ocado, we are leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience across America."