February 21, 2024

Kroger returns to San Antonio after exiting 30-years ago

Cincinnati, Ohio based The Kroger Company has announced their plans to move into San Antonio’s market, where H-E-B dominates. While Kroger doesn’t have any current plans to build a brick-and-mortar store in our city, they will build a 67,000 square-foot fulfillment center on the northeast side.

“Kroger today looks very different than it did in 1883 when we opened our first store,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “I’m incredibly excited for the future of Kroger, and both thriving physical stores and digital solutions are part of it.”

Kroger will provide groceries to customers via delivery service. They will use branded refrigerated trucks to go around delivering goods.

“We’re proud to welcome Kroger’s e-commerce-focused delivery model into San Antonio. The facility will be part of a high-tech network that serves the region and employs more than 160 people in our community,” said Tom Long, managing director for industrial with greater:SATX.

This move will bring over 160 jobs and a warehouse full of fulfillment robots to San Antonio. Dallas, Texas will remain as a major hub for the company.
Shoppers will be able to place an order online at Kroger’s website then it will be fulfilled at the service center.

“It’s part of the future of grocery shopping and all shopping,” said Dr. Venky Shankar, director of research at the Center for Retail Studies at Texas A&M Mays Business School. “(It’s) not just Kroger, but all grocery stores have learned we need to be there for the customer whenever they want us to be.”

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