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Kroger Plans Automated Warehouse in Metro Detroit

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Grocery giant Kroger Co. and Ocado will build a 135,000-square-foot Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in the Detroit-area city of Romulus, MI. The CFC will support customers in several markets, including Michigan, Northern Ohio and Indiana.

“Our partnership with Ocado is an essential part of our evolving seamless ecosystem,” said Robert Clark, Kroger’s SVP of supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing.

He continued, “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.”

Ocado CEO Luke Jensen said, “This site illustrates the unique flexibility of Ocado’s technology, as we are able to deploy sites of different sizes in different regions, to maximize penetration across diverse markets.”

The new facility will create 250 new jobs, said Kroger. It’s expected to become operational 18 months after groundbreaking.

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