Whole Foods has opened a new store called Whole Foods Market Daily Shop in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York. At 2,500 square feet, the new grab-and-go, small-format concept is similar to an urban convenience store or bodega.
It is next to a full-size Whole Foods Market in the former Whole Body space.
“With a local focus, Whole Foods Market Daily Shop opens carrying Gotham Greens, Balthazar breads, New York Bagel, Dunwell Doughnuts, Dough Doughnuts, By the Way Bakery cakes, Lilly's cookies and more,” a spokesperson for Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods told WGB sister publication CSP Daily News. “Prime Member Deals, hot prepared foods, Whole Body products, fresh produce and mochi can also be found throughout the store as well.”
The debut comes as Whole Foods, which is owned by Seattle-based Amazon, has pulled the plug on its 365 by Whole Foods Market medium-format locations and as Amazon continues to slowly roll out its Amazon Go small-format, cashierless stores.
Take a look at some of the highlights of Whole Foods Market Daily Shop …
Local offerings are featured throughout the store including Gotham Greens pesto and salad dressings, Balthazar breads, New York Bagel, Dunwell Doughnuts, Dough Doughnuts, By the Way Bakery cakes, Lilly's cookies and treats and more. Self-serve baked goods include vegan and other special diet offerings.
Prepared Foods and Grab-And-Go Meals
Hot prepared foods offerings include breakfast bowls and oatmeal, and lunch and dinner options include paninis, half chickens, salmon and sides. Also available are grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and soups. A mochi freezer offers popular flavors such as vanilla, mango, strawberry and chocolate.
Self-checkouts are paired with staffed registers, offering customers the opportunity to get in and out faster.