A new Kroger grocery store is planning to hire 15 people in its digital division to help customers get the freshest foods possible.
Kroger’s digital team will have access to its grocery database to deliver the fresher and more nutritious products.
The company announced the hire Wednesday as it announced that it will open a new location in downtown Vancouver, and will hire more than 1,000 digital workers to help run the company’s online store.
Krogers digital team, which will work at the new Krogers in downtown #Vancouver, will have the ability to get fresher products faster.
#KrogsNewVancouver location will allow for more efficient distribution, faster delivery and more efficient checkout.
— Kroger (@Krogards) December 4, 2018 KFC, Taco Bell and Kmart also announced Wednesday they will open digital stores in their home markets, and that they plan to hire 100 to 200 people in their digital departments.
KFC said it will hire 100 people to work on digital strategies.
In a news release, Kroger said it plans to open the new stores “to provide customers with fresh, fresh food, which means better health and well-being.
It also means better shopping experiences for our customers, which is why we’re hiring people to help us with this effort.KFC, which has about 1,800 stores across the country, will start its digital store expansion in a second location in Seattle.
The company will hire an additional 70 people to operate the new Seattle location.
Taco Bell, which recently opened a store in Vancouver, will open its first store in Seattle and hire 10 people to staff the new location.
Kmart said it would hire a team of 1,500 digital employees in Vancouver and Seattle to help the company improve its digital operations.
The Seattle location is expected to open by the end of 2019.
The announcement comes after the National Retail Federation, a trade group for retailers, warned in February that digital shopping is a “growing threat to the retail sector” and that the U.S. would lose $1.6 trillion to $2.6 billion in annual revenue by 2020 if grocery chains don’t embrace digital technology.