Kroger opens a food delivery center for spokes in North Jacksonville Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record

Midwestern food company Kroger is building a logistics operation in North Jacksonville to deliver fresh groceries.

Kroger Fulfillment Network LLC, part of Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co., rents 62,208 square feet at 1 Imeson Park Blvd., No. 200.

The project is known as a merchandise cross-dock, which means goods are brought to their destination and quickly shipped to their destination.

The city approved Caddell Construction Co. LLC of Jacksonville on May 11 to develop the space at a cost of $ 205,000.

Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers, and Interior Designers from Louisville, Kentucky, is the architect.

Kroger could not be reached immediately for comment.

Kroger Logistics has posted a job posting for a Human Resources Generalist for its “new Jacksonville location”.

A banner ad at the top of the Kroger homepage says that Kroger Fresh Delivery will be available soon.

It sets the position for the Jacksonville spoke, which appears to be similar to the Tampa spoke, an arm of the Groveland fulfillment center in central Florida.

The fulfillment center is a new concept for Kroger: “Customer orders are picked up daily by Fulfillment Center Associates and delivered to customers’ homes the next day in Kroger refrigerated trucks from Deliver Drivers.”

It was said that the Tampa spoke would deliver Kroger Fresh products “to the coast”.

The Orlando Sentinel reported April 14th that Kroger had shipped its first groceries direct to customers from the Groveland factory, but the company had not announced plans to open full stores in central Florida.

Customers can order on Kroger.com, and the retailer’s app and groceries are delivered in temperature controlled vans.

The Sentinel reported that service is expected to be available up to 90 miles from a hub and may increase with “spoke locations”.

The Sentinel reported that Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen told a news conference that the Groveland Center was ultimately designed to serve the state and South Georgia and South Alabama.

There are also job opportunities from Kroger Logistics Jacksonville listed on other HR coordinator hiring platforms to support the HR generalist. a transport manager to monitor the drivers; and driver.

The company says it is one of the largest retailers in the world by annual sales. Total revenue for fiscal 2020 was $ 132.5 billion, up 8.4% from $ 122.3 billion in the previous year.

Kroger announced that a pilot program with Drone Express will be launched on May 4th to test the delivery of food drones in Centerville, Ohio.

Kroger reported in March that 2020 sales excluding fuel were up 14.1% and digital sales were up 116%.

It operates in 35 stores under two dozen banner names.

On January 20, the company operated 2,742 supermarkets under Kroger and local banner names.

According to the annual filing by the Securities and Exchange Commission, 2,255 stores had pharmacies and 1,596 gas stations.

Kroger operates 44 distribution centers and 35 food production facilities.

It has around 465,000 full and part-time employees. They say it serves 11 million customers a day.

Its presence in the area includes a Harris Teeter store in Nassau County, and it sold its stake in Lucky’s Market before that chain filed for bankruptcy.

Kroger was founded in 1883.

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