According to CINCINNATI news update on 24th November, the two major companies of America have announced to join hands for high-tech Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in South region whereas they are also collaborating on In-Store Fulfillment (ISF) capabilities which are expected to kick-off in the start of 2021. Kroger which is known as America’s largest grocery retailer and on the other hand Ocado is the world leader in terms of technology for Grocery e-commerce
Kroger Chief Supply Chain Officer, Gabriel Arrega stated; “Kroger continues to accelerate the expansion of our national network to redefine the customer experience. Our partnership with Ocado is and will continue to be rooted in our ability to deliver a value-added customer-centric solution that brings fresh food to customers through our seamless ecosystem.”
The new facility is expected to launch soon, however, the area will be expected to measure 200000 square feet. Official announcement awaited and expected to hear soon.
Kroger has partnered with Ocado to help accelerate its ability to provide customers with anything, anytime, anywhere through its seamless ecosystem. The CFC model – incorporating state-of-the-art automation and AI – will be used to expand Kroger products to a larger footprint.
The CEO of Ocado Solutions, Luke Jensen stated; “In the long term, we know that winning online in grocery means having the best customer service, underpinned by the best operational economics. In leveraging the wide range of Ocado fulfillment technologies, Kroger is accessing the best customer offering for online grocery in the world, proven in the UK, one of the most developed and competitive markets for grocery online.”
The newly named area will supplement Kroger’s recently reported CFC destinations in Monroe, OH, Groveland, FL, Frederick, MD, Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Romulus, MI, Pacific Northwest, and West regions.
As a feature of its quickened development plan, Kroger is likewise putting and enhancing to improve in-store satisfaction innovation and cycles. Through their extending association, Kroger is likewise working together with Ocado to use theirs In-Store Satisfaction (ISF) capacities with the best of Kroger’s innovation and computerized answers to help the quick development of pickup interest across Kroger stores from one side of the country to the other. Ocado’s in-store satisfaction arrangement incorporates exclusive programming that supports partners’ endeavors to amass requests and makes it simpler and more proficient for them to discover items while satisfying client pickup orders.
Kroger’s chief technology and digital officer, Yael Cosset stated; ” Kroger continues to accelerate the development and rollout of customer-centric technology and digital capabilities to build a seamless ecosystem that combines the best of the physical store experience with the digital experience. Ocado’s in-store fulfillment capabilities, leveraging AI, will further contribute to the continuous improvement of the customer pickup experience.”