Kroger is following through on a promise to construct a leading-edge automated warehouse facility in the Great Lakes region. America’s largest grocery retailer, and Ocado, one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, is building a new Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) in Romulus, Mich. In June, Kroger said it would build three new CFCs. The CFC model — an automated warehouse facility with digital, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic capabilities — will be used to serve customers across the region... Private equity firm Sycamore Partners has offered to buy key assets of bankrupt Ascena Retail Group, Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources. The private equity firm is interested in Ann Taylor, Loft and plus-size apparel retailer Lane Bryant, and negotiations are reportedly ongoing. No bid amount was revealed in the report...