Kroger news

04 May 2021
The Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer, and Drone Express, a unit of Telegrid Technologies, have teamed up to trial a grocery delivery service via autonomous drones. Starting from Centerville, Ohio Drone Express is set is start test flights this week near Kroger’s store in Centerville, Ohio. The drones will be handled by licensed Drone Express pilots from an on-site trailer wi...
20 April 2021
This month Kroger officially launched its new grocery delivery service via its first Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) powered by Ocado. With this new automated warehouse, Kroger has taken a different approach compared to most other major retailers in the US. But can this unique strategy enable Kroger to win in the competitive online channel? The Kroger and Ocado fulfilment model Back in M...
09 March 2021
The first customer delivery has been made from the first CFC to open as part of the strategic partnership between Kroger and Ocado. This represents a soft launch for the facility, which will be marked by a grand opening in April. First of two planned sites expected to open this year This first delivery marks an important milestone in the Kroger Ocado partnership. Fulfilled by the Customer...
09 February 2021
The first cases have been delivered into the first CFC that is due to open as part of the strategic partnership between Kroger and Ocado. First of two planned sites expected to open this year The delivery of the first cases marks an important milestone in the Kroger Ocado partnership. The delivery, into the Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in Monroe, Ohio, comes almost three years since th...
25 January 2021
Kroger, America’s largest grocery retailer, and Ocado have announced Phoenix, Arizona as the latest location for a new a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC). 200,000-square-foot The new Ocado Smart Platform-powered CFC, automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities, will support online activities of Kroger’s Fry’s Food banner, which serves the Phoenix area. Accordin...
26 November 2020
Building on their existing strategic relationship, Kroger and Ocado are expanding their collaboration to include in-store fulfillment. Improving channel economics The extension of the partnership will see Kroger optimise Ocado’s in-store fulfillment solution. This includes proprietary software that supports associates in assembling orders, making it easier and more efficient to find product...
25 November 2020
This year, we’ve used our network to get to know retail supply chains better. Working with retailers and those that interact with them, we’ve created a suite of supply chain playbooks to help suppliers be more customer-centric – if you’re clear on what a retail partner is working on and what’s most important to them, you can tailor your approach and build better relationships.  Here we pull out s...
29 September 2020
The Kroger Co. and Ocado Solutions are set to build a new CFC in Romulus, Michigan.  135,000-square-feet, 95$ million  The new facility is due to span 135,000 square foot and create 250 jobs, with a total investment of $95 million. Previously, both companies announced plans to build a CFC in the Great Lakes region. The new Ocado-powered CFC – an automated warehouse facility with digital ...
11 June 2020
In response to the growing demand for online grocery shopping, Ocado has raised £1bn from investors. Increase capacity and improve the Ocado Smart Platform Ocado has raised £650m through new shares, with an additional £350m in convertible bonds. The retailer said the COVID-19 pandemic has acted as a “catalyst” for a permanent and significant move towards online grocery deliveries. Ocado ...
08 June 2020
Kroger is to build three additional Customer Fulfillment Centres through its partnership with Ocado Solutions, two of which will be smaller than those announced to date. Nine sites announced to date Kroger has announced plans to open new facilities in the Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest and West regions. The new facility in the West, at 300,000 sq ft, will be comparable in size to some of th...