Kroger moving forward on robotic DCs
Kroger is expected to soon order the first three highly automated warehouses called for under its deal with British grocer Ocado.
According to Reuters, Kroger is expected to order the first three of 20 high-tech warehouses from online grocer Ocado by the end of the year under the terms of a deal agreed in May.
Ocado said the detailed agreement sets out the key parameters for its working relationship with Kroger.
It includes how Kroger will order warehouses, or what Ocado calls Customer Fulfilment Centers (CFCs), and the basis on which Ocado will develop and operate those sites in the United States. Kroger is expected to order 20 CFCs over the first three years of the agreement.
The target is for Kroger’s CFCs to go live within approximately two years of each order being placed.