Ocado, UK, established Tysons, Va., as the base for its North America Ocado Solutions business, effective in April.

As activity around Ocado's partnerships with Kroger, Cincinnati, and Sobeys, Canada, continues to build, the new office will be vital in coordinating the delivery of Ocado's technology, as well as support and engineering services to sites across North America.

“I am delighted that we are bringing Ocado to Washington, D.C.,” says Luke Jensen, chief executive officer. “The new office will give us a direct presence in North America from which to oversee the delivery of our innovative partnerships with Kroger and Sobeys. We selected the D.C., area for its great connections to cities across the USA and Canada, as well as for its strong technology and engineering talent pools. From this office, we will also coordinate the recruitment and training of hundreds of highly skilled technologists and engineers across North America. We look forward to welcoming this new talent to support the relentless pursuit of innovation at the core of Ocado's mission."