Kroger Expands Delivery Service to South Florida; Bill Bennett and James Kohnstamm Detail
MIAMI, FL - Besides beautiful beaches, nightlife, and gators, consumers in South Florida can now find Kroger's delivery service. Recently, the retailer announced that it was expanding the growing program to the region with the help of its new spoke facility and 90 newly hired associates.
"We are thrilled to connect more Floridians to the Kroger Delivery shopping experience, which brings thousands of digital coupons, valuable fuel points, and the freshest products directly to customers' doors," said Bill Bennett, Kroger Vice President and Head of E-commerce. "Whether they are using the Kroger app or browsing our weekly ad at Kroger.com, customers can enjoy fresh, high-quality, affordable groceries delivered by best-in-class uniformed drivers."
Kroger's new 60,000-square-foot spoke facility will work in conjunction with its Groveland, Florida, fulfillment center, a release explained. Products from all orders will be picked at peak freshness from the Groveland facility, and associates will assemble and place them in climate-controlled vehicles that will travel to Miami, Florida.
The delivery program will serve communities between Port St. Lucie and Homestead and on both the east and west sides of I-95. Once the orders arrive in Miami, they will be checked and placed on refrigerated delivery trucks that deliver directly to customers' doors, ensuring cold and frozen products remain at the perfect temperature.
This expansion to South Florida marks an extension of Kroger's partnership with Ocado Group, which was established in 2018. Together, the companies use artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and automation to bolster the retailer's services.
Kroger currently operates customer fulfillment centers in Monroe, Ohio; Groveland, Florida; Forest Park, Georgia (Atlanta); Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; Dallas, Texas; Romulus, Michigan (Detroit); and Aurora, Colorado, with additional customer fulfillment centers slated for California; Frederick, Maryland; Phoenix, Arizona; Cleveland, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina; as well as South Florida and the Northeast.
To read more about this expansion and Kroger's partnership with Ocado Group, click here.
As the retailer continues to extend its nationwide footprint, AndNowUKnow will take you along the journey.