Kroger and Ocado bring bots to new hi-tech facility as digital competition among grocers heats up

Kroger and Ocado bring bots to new hi-tech facility as digital competition among grocers heats up
Tonya Garcia
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Kroger Co. (KR)launched its newest hi-tech fulfillment center on Tuesday, the first facility in the U.S. powered by Ocado Group PLC, a U.K.-based robotics and software company. The Monroe facility will have seven modules, each with the ability to handle between $80 million and $100 million in sales annually, according to Kroger. Temperature-controlled Kroger Delivery vans can hold up to 20 orders.