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Stores

How Supermarkets Are Becoming Foodie Destinations

Retailers are taking in-store restaurants, event spaces and food stations to the next level.

Retailers

Lidl Debuts a Smaller Format

The retailer's new store in Aberdeen, Md., is the first to open at 25,000 square feet, but the design change won't affect assortment, spokesman says.

Similar to Walmart’s “Ajax,” the modular units can be built onto existing stores and can retrieve online orders in less than a minute.

The retailer says the technology will allow associates to spend more time serving customers.

“Priceless lessons” learned from the year-old concept store gives Associated Food Stores a new format “to fulfill the needs of today’s consumer in a comfortable, easy-to-shop store.”

Construction for the project, which will create 700 new jobs, is set to begin in late 2019.

Striking a balance between heating/air conditioning and product refrigeration is a major challenge for retailers.

Basics Market is among the new store concepts poised to alter the competitive foodscape.

The tech firm is rolling out an AI-powered, frictionless platform with retail showcase in San Francisco.

New technology allows grocers to take a holistic, full-store approach to reducing energy use and waste.

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