America’s biggest grocery retailer bringing high-tech fulfillment center to North Carolina

America’s biggest grocery retailer will assemble a high-tech fulfillment center in North Carolina.

The Kroger Company is building the fulfillment center, which will make almost 700 jobs throughout the next five years on the side of the logistics facility set up in Concord, Governor Roy Cooper reported Wednesday.

“As e-commerce continues to grow, I’m pleased Kroger will locate this highly advanced fulfillment center in our state,” said Governor Cooper. “From our hard-working and skilled people to our advanced transportation networks and overall business climate, North Carolina offers the right ingredients for a modern business to succeed.”

The Kroger Co. serves clients through Kroger, Harris Teeter, Ralphs, and Fred Meyer.

“The acceleration of our delivery business continues with the development of an additional customer fulfillment center, advancing our commitment to creating career opportunities and serving shoppers fresh food fast through interconnected, automated, and innovative facilities and last-mile solutions across America,” said Gabriel Arreaga, Kroger’s senior vice president and chief supply chain officer. “We thank Governor Roy Cooper for his collaboration and support of this project, and the company looks forward to serving new and existing customers across North Carolina.”

Average pay ought to surpass Cabarrus County’s average salary of $41,255.

This project will be worked with by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) supported by the state’s Economic Investment Committee. Throughout the span of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is assessed to develop the state’s economy by $820.8 million.

“Kroger’s selection of Concord and Cabarrus County for this large fulfillment center is welcome news for our region,” said N.C. Senator Paul Newton. “These new jobs and investments will help many families in our area for years to come.”