By Kroger Co. and The Arizona Commerce Authority
The Kroger Co. and Ocado have announced Phoenix as the latest location for a Customer Fulfillment Center. The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and Ocado would construct a CFC in the Southwest Region.
Kroger has partnered with Ocado to accelerate its ability to provide customers with anything, anytime, anywhere. The CFC model – an automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities – will be used to serve customers across the region. Kroger is designing a flexible distribution network, combining disaggregated demand and the proximity of its stores and facilities that vary in design and size.
This new 200KSF CFC will accelerate Kroger’s ability to expand its products to a larger footprint.
The CFC is expected to become operational 24 months after the site breaks ground and will support customers across Arizona. According to media reports, Kroger is expected to close on the land sale for the site this week. Specific project details, including the location, have not yet been released. (Source)