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February 21, 2022

Kroger Expands Ocado-Powered Delivery to Oklahoma City

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As it continues to expand its delivery network, The Kroger Co. is adding a spoke fulfillment facility in Oklahoma City operated with Ocado Group robotic and AI technology.

The move is a continuation of Kroger’s successful entry into Florida during 2021, the company announced, and Oklahoma will serve as another new Kroger geography, bringing innovation and modern e-commerce to the area while extending the grocer’s operations without adding stores.

The 50,000-square-foot spoke facility located on 8801 North I-35 Service Rd. in Oklahoma City will collaborate with Kroger the hub in Dallas to serve as a last-mile cross-dock location that efficiently expands the company’s grocery delivery services and extends its reach to customers up to 200 miles from the hub. Kroger expects the Oklahoma City facility to become operational later this year.

“We’re excited to extend the Kroger fulfillment network to Oklahoma City, a new geography for our operation and an integral part of our strategy to achieve the doubling of our digital sales and profitability rate by the end of 2023,” said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger’s senior vp and chief supply chain officer, in announcing the Oklahoma City facility. “This grocery delivery service is an innovative addition to the expanding digital shopping experience available to our customers. The spoke facility will provide unmatched, impeccable customer service and improve direct access to fresh food in areas eager for the variety and value offered by Kroger.”

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