US-based supermarket and convenience store chain The Kroger Co. (Kroger) has selected the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in an effort to expand its Cloud computing portfolio.

The adoption of the new service and infrastructure is aimed at supporting the company’s Restock Kroger Plan by accelerating key digital initiatives.

Using GCP’s portfolio of products, services and tools, customers can modernise their operations in line with the requirements of the digital world.

“The adoption of Google Cloud Platform signals our commitment to positioning Kroger as an industry leader for digital programmes such as ship-to-home and home delivery.”

Kroger chief information officer Chris Hjelm said: “The adoption of Google Cloud Platform signals our commitment to positioning Kroger as an industry leader for digital programmes such as ship-to-home and home delivery.

“Kroger Technology has been working to accelerate our ability to deliver our business the tools and technology-enabled services that support growth as outlined in our Restock Kroger Plan.

“The expansion of our Cloud computing portfolio will be a foundational cornerstone to current and future initiatives that will drive measurable business value by advancing Kroger’s ability to offer the digital and e-commerce services our customers want most.”

Apart from Google, the company also operates agreements with Microsoft and Pivotal.

Through the new level of capability offered by the portfolio, Kroger Technology aims to accelerate delivery of new technology-based innovations to improve customer service and to grow the business.

The company is forming a Cloud-enablement team to manage the portfolio, which covers different aspects of Cloud computing such as product management, private and public Cloud engineering and operations, code infrastructure, automation, and security architecture.