Kroger to build 3 new Marketplace grocery stores in North Texas, including Fort Worth

Fort Worth is about to get a new Kroger Marketplace, but the grocery chain isn’t saying exactly where — at least for now.

The Ohio-based company announced plans Monday for the new Fort Worth supermarket in addition to two other Kroger Marketplace locations in Plano and Melissa. Construction on the stores will begin this summer, and a spokesperson for the company said exact locations and addresses will be announced in advance of groundbreaking events later this summer.

The three new stores are slated to open in 2024 and will open to meet area growth and rising demand in North Texas, the company said in a release.

Kroger Marketplace differs from the traditional store format in that it is designed to give customers a “one-stop shopping” experience. Kroger Marketplace locations range from 100,000 to 130,000 square feet, about three-quarters of the size of a Walmart Supercenter, and they feature everything from produce to kitchen appliances to home goods to clothing to jewelry.

The new locations will be the first new-build stores in North Texas since Kroger opened a McKinney location on North Lake Forest Drive in 2019. Kroger has more than 100 locations in North and East Texas, making up about half of the grocer’s 200 locations across the state. The chain has operated out of North Texas for more than 65 years.