Kroger to Invest $17M to Expand Distribution Facility in Northern Kentucky
FLORENCE, KY. — The Kroger Co. plans to invest $17 million to expand its newly built distribution center on Mt. Zion Road in Florence, a city in northern Kentucky’s Boone County. The 674,000-square-foot facility, which opened in fall 2017 after Kroger’s $60 million investment, currently employs 80 associates. The expansion project will ramp up production at the facility and create 250 new jobs, the majority of which will be full-time positions. The project is supported by a Kentucky Business Investment incentive of up to $1 million over 10 years. The company’s annual eligibility for the performance-based tax credit is linked to investment, job creation and retention and average hourly wage targets. Kroger will start to expand its team for the distribution facility in September. The grocer currently employs more than 21,000 people in Kentucky.