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Kroger, Ocado slate Georgia DC

ATLANTA — Kroger Co. and online grocery retailer and logistics specialist Ocado are planning to build a customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Ga., not far from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport. The new CFC represents a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs, the companies said. “Kroger is incredibly excited to

Kroger to add fulfillment center in Georgia

Kroger to add fulfillment center in Georgia

ATLANTA — Kroger Co. and the online grocery retailer and logistics specialist Ocado  said on Thursday that they would build a new high-tech customer fulfillment center in Forest Park, Ga. The new CFC represents a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs, the companies said. “Kroger is incredibly excited to construct

Kroger, Ocado pick site for automated warehouse

Kroger, Ocado pick site for automated warehouse

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has chosen a suburb of its hometown as the site for its first automated customer fulfillment center (CFC). The facility, which is planned for the Cincinnati suburb of Monroe, Ohio, will be the first of 20 that Kroger and partner Ocado plan to build to support the retailer’s online grocery business. “Kroger

Kroger’s earnings, sales beat analyst expectations

Kroger’s earnings, sales beat analyst expectations

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. posted a $2 billion profit in its first quarter, largely on a windfall from the sale of its convenience stores. On the operations side of the business, online sales jumped 66% as overall sales rose 3.4% to $37.5 billion. Comparable-store sales increased 1.4% in the period ended May 26. Kroger raised

Kroger partners with Ocado in e-commerce deal

Kroger partners with Ocado in e-commerce deal

CINCINNATI — Answering Amazon.com’s encroachment on the retail food business, Kroger Co.  has inked a deal with online British supermarket Ocado to accelerate the American grocer’s e-commerce offering. The alliance will mark the U.S. debut of the technology underpinnings of the Ocado Smart Platform, which includes online ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery capabilities. As