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Kroger opens delivery hubs in Tennessee, Illinois

July 19, 2022
Addition of new spoke facilities follows recent establishments of fulfillment centers in Wisconsin and Colorado as grocery retailer expands ‘white-glove’ network.

The Kroger Co. continues to expand its burgeoning home delivery business.

America’s largest grocery retailer, which is No. 232 on the FleetOwner 500: Top Private Fleets of 2022 list, recently added spoke facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Maywood, Illinois, that will work in conjunction with nearby fulfillment centers to reach customers in the Nashville and Chicago metro areas.

“Kroger Delivery offers customers a truly differentiated service,” said Bill Bennett, Kroger vice president and head of e-commerce. “Orders are transported in refrigerated trucks and delivered by trained Kroger uniformed associates, giving customers an unparalleled white glove delivery experience.

“Kroger Delivery is part of our rapidly expanding seamless ecosystem that provides customers with fresh and quality products when and where they want it—all with zero compromise and at an incredible value.”

The addition of two new hubs follows the recent expansion of Kroger’s network of high-tech customer fulfillment centers into Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and Aurora, Colorado.

The approximately 40,000-square-foot Nashville facility will work in conjunction with the Atlanta fulfillment center, increasing the network’s customer reach up to 200 miles from the hub, Kroger said.

“Kroger is a household name that we are proud to have in Tennessee, and I thank this company for its decision to create more than 180 new jobs for Tennesseans,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said. “Our state’s central location and skilled workforce will ensure Kroger’s success in the years to come.”

Added Stuart McWhorter, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner: “Tennessee’s unique position offers companies easy access to their customers and suppliers around the globe, so we believe Nashville will be the ideal location for Kroger’s newest cross-dock facility.”

The nearly 80,000-square foot Maywood facility is located about 20 miles west of Chicago. It will work concurrently with the fulfillment center in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and expects to employ more than 180 associates, Kroger said.

“As we continue in Moving Maywood Forward Together, I couldn't be more excited to welcome Kroger to the Village of Eternal Light,” Maywood Mayor Nathaniel George Booker said. “Their facility replaces a blighted area while adding new jobs and revenues that aid in the revitalization of our community. We are happy to welcome a partner that works to address our food desert designation and look to evolving collaboration with them.”

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