Kroger, Ocado Name Location of 1st Automated Customer Fulfillment Center

The Kroger Co. and Ocado, one of the most prominent online grocers in the world, have chosen a suburb of Cincinnati, the city where Kroger is based, as the location for their first customer fulfillment center, part of their partnership launched earlier this year to better automate Kroger’s grocery ecommerce program.

Set to be constructed in Monroe, Ohio, the facility will be an automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities. It will cost $55 million, measure 335,000 square feet, and bring 410 new jobs to southwest Ohio.

Kroger is planning a total of 20 customer fulfillment centers – aka “sheds” – all of which will use the same model as the Monroe location. These facilities will introduce innovative robotics, allowing for next-generation automated storage and retrieval…………………CLICK HERE