Penske Logistics to operate Kroger distribution center

Penske Logistics to operate Kroger distribution center

Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000-square-foot refrigerated food distribution facility in West Shelbyville IN. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21. It has hired the 816 workers at the facility including those represented by Teamsters Local 135.
“We’re excited to have earned this new business opportunity and to serve the needs of such a well-respected company like Kroger,” said Penske Logistics President Marc Althen. “We’ve continued to diversify our portfolio of customers over the last several years to include warehousing and distribution center operations for leading food, beverage, and grocery customers in North America, Europe, and Asia.”
Penske Logistics is one of the leading providers of distribution center management and warehousing solutions. Penske uses its logistics engineering expertise, technology and industry best practices to optimize millions of square feet of warehousing space and inventory for its customers around the world.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing, Penske Logistics has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. It provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies worldwide. To learn more, visit
Kroger employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,422 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names. These include Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith’s. The company also operates 790 convenience stores, 344 fine jewelry stores, 1,141 supermarket fuel centers, and 37 food processing plants in the United States.

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