The Kroger Co. of Michigan, based in Novi, plans to invest $97 million in the state in 2019 by adding two stores, remodeling 11, and adding three fuel centers. The new stores will be located in Warren and Sterling Heights.
The Sterling Heights location will include a Kroger Marketplace offering kitchenware, baby items and toys, clothing, wine and beer, and other products beyond its grocery selection.
Kroger will also bring Kroger Pickup, an order-online, pick up in-store service, to 20 Michigan locations.
“Our significant investment in Michigan with new stores and services represents our ongoing commitment to Michigan customers and the communities we serve,” says Rachel Hurst, corporate affairs manager of The Kroger Co. of Michigan. “It also reconfirms our partnership with our Kroger associates and the Michigan companies and agricultural producers who supply our stores with high-quality products.”
Michigan Kroger will also continue its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan throughout the year as it works to end hunger in communities and eliminate waste by 2025. The company recently introduced its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund, which offers grants for emerging technology and ideas that help prevent food waste.
In Michigan, Kroger has more than 18,000 associates, 120 stores, 78 fuel centers, 102 pharmacies, and the Michigan Dairy. It was incorporated in Michigan in 1917.