Kroger to build DC on former brownfield site

CINCINNATI Cincinnati-based Kroger has signed a $207 million lease for a 552,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Paramount, Calif., the Cincinnati Busines Courier reported this week.

Two Kroger divisions, Ralphs and Food 4 Less, will use the location, a former brownfield site, as a hub to serve more than 360 locations in California. The center is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2008.

Kroger operates more than 2,400 supermarkets and multidepartment stores in 31 states.

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