Kroger Expands Delivery Service to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin; Gabriel Arreaga and Luke Jensen Comment
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI - It hasn't been long since Kroger pulled back the curtain on its expansion in Colorado and South Florida, and a recent announcement signifies more growth for the grocer's delivery network. Kroger has unveiled the opening of a new customer fulfillment center (CFC) in the village of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in partnership with Ocado Solutions.
"We are thrilled to launch Kroger Delivery in Pleasant Prairie, continuing our long-standing engagement in the state of Wisconsin. Our tradition of fresh is all about our customers, and this true milestone moment incorporates end-to-end cold solutions, including customized refrigerated vans, providing Kenosha County residents with everything fresh, every time," said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger's Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer. "Through the incredible relationships with several local departments including Kenosha County and Village of Pleasant Prairie, this collaboration was key to success that will bring nearly 250 jobs to the 336,840-square-foot high-tech fulfillment center and will enable us to expand our delivery services to new areas in the region in need of our best-in-class service."
According to a company release, the new facility leverages Ocado's advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience for customers in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Northwest Indiana.
Luke Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of Ocado Solutions, commented on the expansion and the evolution of the duo's partnership.
"Through our growing partnership, we are helping Kroger Delivery to introduce a world-leading online grocery proposition to their customers across the United States," Jensen said. "Enabled by Ocado Group's unique, cutting-edge technology, this fulfillment center will introduce a step change in the kind of service and efficiency that shoppers across Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Northwest Indiana can expect from grocery e-commerce."
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