American retail company to select Tennessee for fifth Central Fill facility, create 140 new distribution jobs in Bradley County
Nashville – The Kroger Company officials announced today that the company will construct a new Central Fill facility with Cleveland, Tennessee, as its fifth U.S. location.
Kroger will create 140 new jobs in Bradley County as a result of the project.
“Tennessee is leading the nation as the best state for companies to expand and succeed, thanks to our unmatched business climate, thriving economy and highly skilled workforce. Kroger is a national brand that shares our state’s strong family values, and their decision to establish this facility and create new jobs will ensure greater opportunity for Tennesseans across Bradley County,” said Governor Bill Lee
The Central Fill facility will increase pharmacy efficiencies and accuracy by utilizing automated technology to fulfill prescriptions. Once complete, the 50,000-square-foot plant will support Kroger’s pharmacies in the southeastern U.S.
Founded in 1883 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Kroger Company is an American retailer that operates supermarkets and multi-department stores across the U.S. Kroger’s newest Central Fill facility will be its fifth in the country since 2000.
“We appreciate the site selection guidance and collaboration with the State, City of Cleveland, Bradley County and Tennessee Valley Authority on this exciting project. Tennessee offers an ideal combination of business assistance and a skilled labor market to support the growth of Kroger Health,” said Kroger Economic Development Director Lisa Daugherty.
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