Kroger news

24 January 2020
Following an earlier announcement that it would open a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in partnership with Ocado in the mid-Atlantic region, Kroger has confirmed that it will be developed in Frederick, Maryland. Six sites announced to date Opening in this location will enable Kroger to target the populous northeast region, including Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, with its gr...
22 January 2020
Asda has become the first UK supermarket to roll out a one-hour click and collect service, according to reports from The Grocer. Express Click & Collect At the end of 2019, Asda launched trials of its Express Click & Collect service at its Killingbeck and Middleton stores. The retailer will now expand this initiative to further stores, with 25 offering the service by February. Hundreds of s...
09 January 2020
This is the fourth and final blog in a series in which we look at how the supply chain trends we identified for 2019 have panned out. In this instance, I’ll be taking a look at Clarity on circularity . Across the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant surge in interest with regards to circular economies. Being sustainable is no longer a PR exercise, but an essential step that brings ...
03 January 2020
The US grocer has announced new initiatives in its ‘Zero Hunger, Zero Waste’ plan, which aim to achieve its ambition of eliminating food waste across its supply chain by 2025. What’s been added? Essentially, Kroger is due to accelerate its food donations, which will amount to a billion meals by 2020, and three billion meals by 2025. In addition, the grocer will also team up with WWF (W...
12 December 2019
Building on their existing collaboration, Kroger and Walgreens will join forces to source a number of products together, through a joint venture called Retail Procurement Alliance. Aim to deliver cost savings and increase efficiencies  By identifying any overlap in the products they both merchandise, the new group purchasing organisation (GPO) aims to increase purchasing efficiencies as the...
22 November 2019
The Kroger Co. has announced the expansion of Kroger Wine by launching its new ‘build-your-own pack’ feature, alongside a special Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion. Featuring more than 45 wines, available across 19 states and Washington, D.C. Back in October 2018, Kroger teamed up with Drinks Holdings, a Los Angeles-based wine delivery service, to offer the service initially in 14 sta...
15 November 2019
Kroger is teaming up with Ocado to build an automated fulfilment centre in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. 350,000 square foot facility The new automated fulfilment centre will result in the creation of 400 new jobs, in a state where it already employs around 12,500 people. The “shed”, as it’s referred to by Kroger, will serve the states of Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana...
01 November 2019
Kroger has launched a parcel delivery test program, in partnership with FedEx, UPS and USPS. What will the service offer? The program will be called Kroger Package Services (KPS) and will enable customers to have parcels delivered to store, which they can then pick up at their convenience. It will include packages that require a signature, saving customers the hassle of having to wait in fo...
04 September 2019
As Kroger and Ocado announce Dallas as the fifth location for a Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC), we consider where the retailer may go next. Suite of fulfillment options Last year, Kroger formed a strategic partnership with Ocado to develop up to 20 CFCs. These will support the growth of its grocery ecommerce business which currently includes store pickup, same-day delivery in partnership...
29 August 2019
Kroger has received permission to build a new automated fulfilment centre in Dallas, Texas. The warehouse, which will fulfil online orders of fresh groceries, should take approximately 24 months to complete. Partnership with Ocado This is the latest in a series of sites currently being developed, with Kroger working with UK-based Ocado to expand and improve its online coverage. Ultimately, it h...