Kroger, Ocado to Bring $55M Customer Fulfillment Center to Metro Atlanta
FOREST PARK, GA. — The Kroger Co. and Ocado, an online grocery retailer based in the United Kingdom, will build a $55 million customer fulfillment center in Forest Park that will create 400 jobs. According to Georgia’s governor’s office, the two companies could invest upwards of $121 million in the center. The announcement of the center, which will be an automated warehouse facility with digital and robotic capabilities, comes on the heels of Kroger and Ocado breaking ground on their first fulfillment center in Monroe, Ohio. The two companies have committed to build 20 centers across the country. This is the second announced center in the Southeast, following a center in Central Florida. The Forest Park customer fulfillment center will be located at 2000 Anvil Block Road within the Gillem Logistics Center and will occupy 375,000 square feet. Kroger already occupies a 1.3 million-square-foot warehouse within the same industrial park. A ground breaking is scheduled for later this year with completion slated for 2021.