PG Applauds 2014 Store Design Contest Winners

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PG Applauds 2014 Store Design Contest Winners

08/11/2014

From Washington, D.C., to St. George, Utah, 14 exceptional food stores that have cut their ceremonial ribbons during the past year have been chosen as the winners of Progressive Grocer’s fifth annual Store Design Contest.

Pouring through an impressive array of entries to arrive at a show-stopping collection of extraordinary supermarket design concepts, PG chose its Store Design Contest winners from five budget categories – two for new ground-up construction, and three for remodeling projects ranging from subtle to substantial – providing store design teams an opportunity to be honored for outstanding achievements in innovation, functionality, ingenuity, inventiveness and overall super-vision.

"With enhanced in-store experiences and accelerated customer conveniences underlining the short list of must-have attributes of this year's award-winning concept designs, our inspiring slate of 2014 Store Design winners – eight of which are new construction and the remainder consisting of major remodels – are most definitely heeding the call and moving the differentiation needle forward in directions never before seen in previous years' showdowns," noted Meg Major, PG's chief content editor.

"Fitting with PG's signature Store of the Month series, we take great pleasure in showcasing the  most innovative store design concepts from around the country that collectively enhance the industry's image and improve the shopper experience," added Major. "At the same time, we're also pleased to have a chance to spotlight the industry's talented design teams, whose savvy, skills and keen eyes for detail produce measurable improvements with traffic flow, higher store sales, and more loyal, satisfied grocery shoppers."

The complete list of PG's 2014 Store Design Contest winners, all of which can be found in the publication's August print and digital issues, include:

Best Overall Store Design (new construction, 50,000-plus square feet)

Urban Redevelopment

Giant Food Store at City Market at O, Washington, D.C.

Design Firm: Shalom Baranes, Washington, D.C.

 

Best Overall Store Design (new construction, 50,000-plus square feet)

Price Impact Format

Crest Fresh Market, Norman, Okla.

Store Owner: Bruce Harroz

Design Firm: Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG)

Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

 

Best Overall Store Design (new construction, 50,000-plus square feet)

Community Gathering Spot

United Supermarkets, LLC, Lubbock, Texas

Design Firm: United Supermarkets

 

Best Overall Store Design (new construction, 50,000-plus square feet)

Replacement Store

Woods Market, Sunrise Beach, Mo.

Store Owners: Don and Joan Woods

Design Firm: Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG)

Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

 

Best Store Design (new construction, under 50,000 square feet)

Fricks Market, Union, Mo.

Design Firm: Cochran Engineering, Union Mo.

 

Best Store Design (new construction, under 50,000 square feet)

Community Charm

Phelps Market, Mannford, Okla.

Store Owner: Susan McClure

Design Firm: Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG)

Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

 

Best Store Design (new construction, under 50,000 square feet)

Best New Concept Design

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Mount Prospect, Ill.

Design Firm: api+, Tampa, Fla.

 

Best Store Design (new construction, under 50,000 square feet)

International Concept Store

Woolworths Waterstone, Somerset West, S.A.

Designer Firm: Woolworths Store Design, Cape Town, S.A.

 

Best Remodel (over $6 million)

Queen’s Price Chopper, Stanley, Kan.

Store Owner: Barry Queen

Design Firm: Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG)

Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

 

Best Remodel ($3 million to $6 million)

Extreme Makeover, Metcalfe’s Market, West Towne

Madison, Wis.

Store Owners: Tim Metcalfe / Kevin Metcalfe

Design Firms: Mehmert Store Services, Sussex, Wis. & Studio H2G, Retail Strategy & Design, Birmingham, Mich.

 

Best Remodel ($3 million to $6 million)

Elegant Overhaul, Price Chopper

Lee's Summit, Mo.

Store Owner: Cosentino Enterprises, Victor Consentino

Design Firm: MMI, Leawood, Kan.

 

Best Remodel ($3 million to $6 million)

Alternate Format

Walker Drug, Moab, Utah

Design Firm: Decorworx, Cedar City, Utah.

 

Best Remodel (under $3 million)

Warehouse Format, Ultra Foods

Prospect Heights, Ill.

Design Firm: api+, Tampa, Fla

 

Best Remodel (under $3 million)

Rebranded Corporate Store, Lin's Market

St. George, Utah

Store Owner: Associated Foods

Design Firm: Decorworx, Cedar City, Utah

 

Construction of eligible store design entries must have been completed between February 2013 and May 2014.