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Kroger bringing 700 new jobs to Concord, $29 million payroll

Dec. 8. The Kroger Co. will build a high-tech customer fulfillment center in Concord that will create nearly 700 jobs over five years. The total annual payroll will be on the order of $29 million.

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Home delivery

“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.

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Kroger Fulfillment Network, the subsidiary leading the project, is a vertically integrated network for ambient, chilled, and frozen groceries. Using artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and automation, KFN operates with proprietary technology to allow for affordable, friendly, and fast delivery of fresh food and household essentials to customers.

Economic impact

The center is expected to grow the state’s economy by $820.8 million. Economic development incentives are worth up to $2.3 million over 12 years.

Kroger grocery chains include Harris Teeter, Ralphs and Fred Meyer.

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