ShopRite opens 74,000-square-foot New York store
As Retail Leader previously reported, more shoppers are purchasing food service items from grocery stores, according to a 2022 report from FMI. A quarter of shoppers said they were purchasing more grocery food service items than they had in 2021, and sales for food service at grocers last year surpassed both dollars and unit sales volume from 2021 and from 2019.
The Fresh to Table concept also features ShopRite’s private label brands Bowl and Basket and Wholesome Pantry. ShopeRite’s digital customers can pre-order meals online for in-store pickup, according to the release. Also available for digital offerings: online orders for in-store pickup or delivery, picked and packed by ShopRite employees.
Similar to other ShopRite stores, the new store includes a meat department with in-store butchers, a bakery, a seafood department, a produce department, organic fruits and vegetables, and a floral department. The store also includes self-checkout machines.
The grocer also highlighted its sustainability initiatives at the store, which include energy-efficient refrigerators and lighting, glass doors on dairy and freezer cases, and LED lighting in the store and parking lot.