Many companies are moving to North Carolina for business expansion purposes. Meanwhile, the Kroger Co. is the recent among many others trying to make in roads in North Carolina. They plan to build a high-tech warehouse in central North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday.
Advance Fulfillment Center
The objective of building this warehouse is to carry out deliveries for its customers in the growing e-commerce market. Therefore, this new customer fulfillment center will build in Concord through subsidiary Kroger Fulfillment Network LLC. It will use advance robotics, artificial intelligence and automation to collect room temperature, frozen and chilled groceries. Kroger Co. is planning to start operations of North Carolina’s fulfillment center withing next 2 years. Kroger said that in the company’s press release.
700 New Jobs
Kroger Co. is expecting that this new warehouse will create nearly 700 new jobs over the period of next five years. Wages will depend on the job roles and they will vary for different jobs. However, the average annual pay including benefits like healthcare and retirement will be above Cabarrus County average of $41,255 per year. The total impact of this project on the region will reach more than 29 million people each and every year.
Customer Centric Approach
The Kroger Co. is serving customers across a chain of stores including Kroger, Harris Teeter, Ralphs, and Fred Meyer, among many others. However, Kroger Fulfillment Network, LLC (KFN) is a subsidiary which is leading the project. KFN is company’s largest project in United States. It is a vertically integrated network for ambient, chilled and frozen groceries. Moreover, application of technology will allow affordable, friendly and fast delivery of fresh food and essential households to the customers.
“The acceleration of our delivery business continues with the development of an additional customer fulfillment center, advancing our commitment to creating career opportunities and serving shoppers fresh food fast through interconnected, automated, and innovative facilities and last-mile solutions across America,” said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger’s senior vice president and chief supply chain officer.