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Rouses Markets hatches its 1st drive-thru

The grocer’s new store in Houma, Louisiana, slated to open next week, will feature a drive-thru that sells Rouses’ famed double-battered, fried chicken.


Grocery openings cool during steamy July

WGB tracked just nine grand openings during the month, significantly fewer than in previous months.

The 11-unit ShopRite operator also named George Veit VP of operations and Anika Parker director of human resources.

The specialty grocer is set to open grocery stores in Orlando and Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, as it ramps up for 10 August and September grand openings.

More prepared foods, self-checkout and pickup/delivery are among the key additions as the Ahold Delhaize USA chain bolsters its brick-and-mortar base with a $77 million investment.

Astor Place supermarket, occupying a former Kmart location, will mark the regional grocer’s second store in New York City.

Slideshow: Remodeled locations in Hallandale Beach and Sunset continue parent company Southeastern Grocers’ expansion in the state.

The 118,000-square-foot store, which has been under construction since March 2022, opened on Wednesday.

Planned location would surpass 240,000 square feet and replace an existing store in the city.

Grocery stores in the Carolinas, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania—some open less than two years—were shuttered due to underperformance.

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