Recently, The Kroger Co. announced that it broke ground on a Kroger Marketplace format store in Plano, Texas. Once built, the Marketplace will stand at around 124,000 square feet, approximately 55,000 square feet larger than the current store.
Located at the Southwest corner of State Highway 121 and Coit Road, the Kroger Marketplace in the works will replace the current Kroger grocery store, which is located across the street at 9700 Coit Road. According to Kroger, the grocery retailer is expected to create 100-150 new jobs in the Plano community.
“For more than 65 years, Kroger has been investing in communities throughout North Texas," said Keith Shoemaker, president of Kroger’s Dallas Division. "We first opened our store on Coit Road in Plano in 2005 and nearly 20 years later we look forward to welcoming the community to our new and improved Marketplace store across the street."
Among the features that North Texas residents should expect to see once the store is completed include a Starbucks kiosk, Murray’s Cheese counter, a fuel center (with 18 fueling positions), a pharmacy, as well as a grab-and-go kiosk with beverages and snacks.
In addition to offering grocery items, the Kroger Marketplace will also sell general merchandise, including outdoor living products, toys, electronics, home goods and more.
“Our new Marketplace store in Plano will feature the very best that Kroger has to offer with thousands of fresh, local, healthy and unique selections and an extensive assortment of products,” said Shoemaker.
The Plano store is the second of three new Kroger Marketplaces that were announced by the retail company earlier this year. The trio of grocers will be the first stores Kroger has built in the North Texas area since the company opened up a location in McKinney back in 2019. Currently, Kroger operates five stores within the City of Plano.
“Kroger is making an investment that will continue to benefit the City of Plano for many years to come and will provide opportunity for new jobs and economic growth,” said Shoemaker.
The new Kroger Marketplace store is scheduled to open sometime in the fourth quarter of 2024.