Grocery chain Kroger drives into dark kitchens


US grocery company the Kroger Co. has partnered with software company ClusterTruck in a bid to streamline delivery-only kitchens.

The pairing will deliver multiple menus from one central scratch kitchen, instead of having one menu per kitchen.

The first Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck locations will be in Carmel, Indiana, as well as Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio.

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Orders are taken through the website or through the ClusterTruck app.

ClusterTruck, founded in 2015, uses custom algorithms to ensure food is with customers, on average, in less than half an hour.

ClusterTruck and Kroger also aim to work without delivery or service charges.

“The way our customers order and receive meals is evolving, and ClusterTruck’s innovative culinary and digital design is cracking the code for the future of profitable meal delivery,” said Yael Cosset, Kroger’s CIO.

“Kroger is leveraging ClusterTruck’s advanced technology to ensure our customers don’t have to sacrifice quality and value for convenience when it comes to meal delivery. Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck will allow our customers to access restaurant-quality fresh and delicious meals like never before and without having to pay excessive service or delivery fees.”

Additionally, a King Soopers delivery kitchen powered by ClusterTruck will open in Denver.

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