The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is marking the opening of a new fuel center next to its Kentucky Avenue store in Indianapolis. The company says the center is a $1.4 million investment.
Kroger Central Division leaders attended the grand opening Friday morning. Kroger says the project will create up to six additional jobs.
“The grocery, pharmacy and fuel markets are very competitive in Indiana, but also very important for The Kroger Co. Our solid success in the marketplace allows us to make significant economic and work force investments in our Indiana stores. This investment in Indianapolis is a strong vote of confidence in the community, is part of a $465 million expansion announced in April and allows us to continue providing quality products, competitive prices and outstanding customer service, while being a supportive community partner. This new fuel center and the 90 other fuel centers in the operating division will allow us to provide the nation’s best retail fuel rewards program to customers in that neighborhood,” Kroger Central Division President Jeff Burt said.
The fuel center, which includes diesel, is adjacent to the company’s 3361 Kentucky Avenue store.