Kroger and Ocado Bringing 6th High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Center to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

South Wisconsin facility expected to create up to 400 new jobs

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America`s favorite grocer, and Ocado (LSE: OCDO), one of the world`s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, today announced Pleasant Prairie, WI, as the sixth location for a Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC).

"Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Pleasant Prairie, WI, in relationship with Ocado to bring fresh food to our customers faster than ever before," said Robert Clark, Kroger`s senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing. "Through our strategic partnership, we are engineering a model for the region, leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience for our customers in Wisconsin and Illinois."...

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Ken Notes: I like Missy Hughes statement, "Wisconsin`s excellent transportation infrastructure, educated and highly-skilled workers and strong communities make our state the clear choice for businesses like Kroger and Ocado that are looking to grow. We look forward to working with them, the Kenosha Area Business Association and Pleasant Prairie to move this project forward."

Note she mentions value of infrastructure, communities and workforce before talking grants and loans. A subtle but important distinction....



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