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Home Chef Establishes Douglasville, Georgia, Operations

Home Chef, the leading meal solutions company division of Kroger, will establish a 181,000 square-foot production operation in Douglasville, Georgia. The project is expected to create 700 jobs.

The location, which will accommodate both the e-commerce meal delivery service and retail needs of the business, is the company’s first single-tenant facility and will be equipped with state-of-the-art features including upgraded food-safe material design, cleaning processes, facility flow, and more.

"Our Atlanta facility is a foundational part of delivering high-quality meals to our customers in the south and beyond," said Erik Jensen, Home Chef's CEO. "This brand new center will make our production and distribution even more efficient, so we can continue to bring fans easy, delicious recipes."

Acquired by Kroger in 2018, Home Chef offers simple, approachable, and tasty recipes in many formats, from minimal-mess Oven-Ready and Fast & Fresh meal kits to Culinary Collection for more adventurous home cooks and add-ons like protein packs, salads, desserts, and more.

"It is an honor to welcome Home Chef to Douglasville," added Chris Pumphrey, president of Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership. "We are committed to the recruitment of great companies to our community and even more committed to being their partner in helping them thrive right here in Douglas County."

The new production operations will be the first Home Chef facility to incorporate a full service kitchen for cooking and batch production of ingredients to be used in the company's meals. This 6,000 square-foot space will handle the cooking of vegetables, starches, and grains, as well as in-house sauce production.

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