Our number one job with any client is to ensure during construction there is minimal impact on our client's customers. We take our client's business to heart and do all we can to ensure their on-going success during renovations. We are proud of the work our teams perform each day across the Mid-South, like Project Superintendent Bill Lockhart and his team at the Kroger expansion in Jackson, TN. Bill and his team of construction professionals work tirelessly to ensure Kroger's customers aren't negatively impacted by their work.
JACKSON, TN A regular Kroger shopper, Ginger New said the store at 35 W. University Parkway seems to have what she needs.
In August, New will find a lot more to choose from after expansion nearly doubles the existing building from 57,045 square feet to 100,383 square feet. The store remains open during the renovations.
"I shop here at least once a week," New said. "The expansion is great, and I'll enjoy a wider variety."
A few of the areas of expansion include perishables, the deli and bakery, dairy and fresh foods and an organic foods section.
"I'll try the organic foods, but it's not necessarily a priority," New said. "It's available if I'm apt to take advantage of it."
Kroger incorporated 10 acres it owns for the expansion, which is handled by Montgomery Martin Construction of Memphis.
"Bad weather has hindered us," Bill Lockhart, project superintendent said. "Everything old will be new … new cases, new shelving. It will be done in phases so we don't interfere with the store."
Chuck Priest, Kroger's assistant advertising manager in Memphis, said once construction is complete, the next phase calls for a comprehensive store reset.
"Our natural foods department will be phenomenal," Priest said. "It would be for any of our stores. We have a lot of folks who will drive to Memphis or Nashville to get their whole or organic foods, but they won't have to worry after we get the store (completed)."
Making a stop at the store while tending to business in Jackson Wednesday, Brownsville's Ilene Barcroft said the construction did not hamper her shopping.
"There was no problem getting around," Barcroft said. "I'm over here quite a bit, and I think (expansion) is great."