The Kroger Co. continues supplementing its network of automated fulfillment centers with smaller “spoke” locations.
America’s largest grocer is adding a spoke facility in Lockbourne, Ohio to extend its fast online delivery capability in Central Ohio, including Columbus. The 61,000-sq.-ft. facility will collaborate with an existing high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) hub in Monroe, Ohio to fulfill online orders of fresh food.
The Lockbourne facility will serve as a last-mile cross-dock location that extends the fulfillment network reach to customers up to 200 miles away from the hub. At full capacity, customers in more than 250 Central Ohio ZIP codes will be able to receive online delivery in as quickly as 30 minutes. The facility will employ up to 200 associates.Chain Store Age