The Kroger Co. will reconfigure one of its commissaries for expanded prepared soup production.
Cincinnati-based Kroger could spend $19.2 million to retool a commissary in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The 117,000-square-foot commissary was built and operated by the Milwaukee-based chain Roundy’s, which Kroger bought in 2015.
Kroger plans to shift the dairy processing operations at the Kenosha plant to another plant and to expand its Kenosha-based prepared soup production. The revamped plant would produce about 50 million pounds of soup annually, which would be sold at Kroger banner stores across the U.S., according to the company.
The Kenosha commissary currently produces food for Kroger’s Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s stores.