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Kroger is bringing a 350,000-square foot fulfillment center to Pleasant Prairie

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 13:33:25-05

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. -- A new fulfillment center that supports up to 400 jobs will be built in Pleasant Prairie, The Kroger Co. and Ocado announced Thursday.

The 350,000-square foot facility will be operational two years after the site breaks ground, both companies say.

"Kroger is incredibly excited to construct one of our industry-leading Customer Fulfillment Centers in Pleasant Prairie, WI, 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. "Through our strategic partnership, we are engineering a model for the region, leveraging advanced robotics technology and creative solutions to redefine the customer experience for our customers in Wisconsin and Illinois."

The news is the latest in a string of positive economic news for Pleasant Prairie. Earlier this year, Gov. Tony Evers announced an Illinois pharmaceutical company plans to build a $250 million, 100,000-square-foot facility there as well.