Kroger building $60M distribution center in Florence, Kentucky

Kroger building $60M distribution center in Florence, Kentucky
Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 14:40:55-05

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Kroger is building a $60 million distribution center in Northern Kentucky.

The company announced Tuesday the 674,000-square-foot facility would bring nearly 100 new jobs to the area.

It's expected to open later this year and will primarily be used as a replenishment center, servicing Kroger’s direct-to-store distribution centers across the eastern half of the country.

"More than 8.5 million customers shop in our stores every day, and our goal is to always have our shelves stocked with the variety and selection our shoppers want," Frank Bruni, Kroger's vice president of supply chain and logistics, said in a news release. "The new facility will help our logistics team to improve lead times and drive efficiencies for our stores and ultimately our customers."

Kroger purchased the property on Mount Zion Road from VanTrust Real Estate.

"We certainly welcome this significant investment by Kroger in Boone County," county Judge-Executive Gary W. Moore said in the release. "This impressive investment by a top 20 Fortune 500 company will have a positive ripple effect throughout Northern Kentucky."