Masters Of Design


PG proudly crowns a new compilation of award-winning store designs that are setting the differentiation bar a few decisive clicks higher while staying true to their distinctive local roots.

WRAP-AROUND RIVIERA A stunning 175-foot mural in El Rancho Supermercado's Odessa, Texas, store aims to replicate the look and feel of life on the Mexican Riviera.

From a brilliantly rebuilt community-focused store situated in the heart of Oklahoma's "Tornado Alley," to a family-owned independent grocer seeking to re-establish its mojo with a broad and changing urban Chicago clientele, these and eight other supermarkets that have opened in the past year have been chosen as the first-place winners of Progressive Grocer's third annual Store Design Contest.

Five categories — two for new ground-up construction, as well as three budget levels for remodeling projects ranging from modest to unlimited — again gave operators of every shape and size a chance to be recognized in the following classes:

  • "Sky's the Limit" Remodel (more than $5 million)
  • Best Overall Store Design (new ground-up construction, under 50,000 square feet)
  • Best Overall Store Design (new ground-up construction, over 50,000 square feet)
  • Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million)
  • Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million)

Found on the following pages are profiles of all first-place winners only; additional coverage of the Store Design Contest's runners-up and honorable mentions can be found on our website,

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