Inside Logistics

Kroger announces latest Ocado DC

Michigan location will be the smallest yet

September 29, 2020

ROMULUS, Michigan – Kroger and Ocado have announced that Romulus, Michigan will be the location of their latest  fulfillment centre (CFC). The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and Ocado would construct a CFC in the Great Lakes Region.

This new 135,000-square-foot CFC is expected to become operational 18 months after the site breaks ground and will serve customers in several markets, including Michigan, Northern Ohio, and Indiana. This facility will create 250 new jobs.

“Kroger is incredibly excited to develop one of our Customer Fulfillment Centers in Michigan in relationship with Ocado,” said Robert Clark, Kroger’s senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing.

“In Michigan, we are engineering a smaller model for the region, leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience and respond to the growing demand for grocery e-commerce services.”

“Kroger’s decision to invest $95 million and create 250 new jobs in Romulus further demonstrates that Wayne County is a global leader in logistics and fulfillment industries. Kroger’s continued commitment to our region with the innovative new grocery delivery service provided by this high-tech facility will help improve access to fresh foods in southeast Michigan at a time when this service is more important than ever to keep residents safe and healthy,” said Warren Evans, Wayne County chief executive.