In the United States, we are used to getting orders delivered quickly.
Amazon set the standard with next-day delivery and then drones delivering orders in hours. Now Krogers, the largest supermarket chain in the United States, has raised the bar even higher.
Their new 350,000 square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center has just opened at 4221 Telephone Road in southern Dallas and has boasted that an average order can be filled in just six minutes and delivered within 90 miles of the center.
While there will be over 500 staff employed at the warehouse, it is thanks to 1,000 robots that orders can be filled so quickly. The robots are programmed to fetch the food items from large bins and deliver them to a person who will assemble the orders. Customers can then select an option to have the items delivered within a one-hour window.
Texas Gov Greg Abbott and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson were both delighted with the opening of the new center and the benefits for residents of Dallas and North Texas.
"Kroger's choice to establish a new Customer Fulfillment Center in Dallas is a testament to the state's exceptional business climate and highly skilled workforce. This new center is great news for the people of North Texas, offering the local community greater access to fresh, nutritious foods and bringing good-paying jobs and economic opportunities to hardworking Texans in the area. I look forward to working alongside the company as we continue to keep Texas the best place to live, work, and raise a family." Greg Abbott
"The opening of Kroger's new Customer Fulfillment Center is a major win for our city — and it represents a tremendous investment in southern Dallas," Mayor Eric Johnson
Food shopping and ordering certainly got a lot better for people across Dallas.
Let's see if any company can beat this delivery time!
Will you be testing the new delivery service offered by Krogers?