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Kroger opened the 48,000-square-foot Indianapolis Ocado spoke facility in December.
The Indianapolis spoke supports Kroger's 375,000-square-foot Ocado "hub" customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Monroe, Ohio.
Kroger said the Indianapolis facility will will create 150 jobs.
The Indianapolis spoke processes online orders with fresh food and, at launch, supports Kroger Delivery service in 35 ZIP codes in central Indiana.
Positioned as last-mile cross-dock sites, the spokes help expand Kroger's grocery delivery service.
Groceries are loaded into temperature-controlled delivery vans that can store up to 20 orders.
Associates at the spoke facility deliver orders within their service area, adding ZIP codes as demand grows, Kroger said.
Kroger Delivery vans may travel up to 90 miles with orders from the hub and spoke facilities, respectively, to make deliveries.
Besides Indianapolis, Kroger has live spoke facilities in Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla., and plans two others in Oklahoma City and Louisville, Ky.