Whole Foods develops Bodega-like store format
Whole Foods Market has ‘planted’ a new Bodega-like convenience store format in Chelsea, New York, equipped with an açaí bowl station and kombucha on tap.
Being labeled as a daily shop, the company says that it is a quicker alternative to its popular grocery store. The to-go shop is located next door on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 25th Street. The name of the game here is convenience, with self-checkout kiosks added to get people in and out faster than the full-service grocery store next door, according to the New York Eater.
According to the article, the shop places heavy emphasis on local products, specifically from Gotham Greens, breads from Balthazar and doughnuts from Dunwell and Dough. Other grab-and-go fare — bagels, pastries, and some hot foods like paninis or salmon — are also sold.
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