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, progressivegrocer.com/StoreDesignExtra.