(WXYZ) — Kroger announced Monday it is partnering with Ocado to open a customer fulfillment center in Romulus that will create 250 jobs.
"Kroger is incredibly excited to develop one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Michigan in relationship with Ocado to bring fresh food to our customers faster than ever before," said Robert Clark, Kroger's senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing. "We continue to invest in and constantly improve our e-commerce capabilities, focusing on cost-effective solutions. Our partnership with Ocado is an essential part of our evolving seamless ecosystem. In Michigan, we are engineering a smaller model for the region, leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience and respond to the growing demand for grocery e-commerce services."
The fulfillment center is expected to accelerate Kroger's ability to provide customers with things they need throughout the region.
The $95 million investment will create 250 new jobs, according to the company. It's expected to be operational about 18 months after breaking ground, and will serve customers in Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana.