With grocerant ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh and prepared food driving top line growth in all sectors of food retailing. Publix has opened a new “hybrid” store filled with grocerant attributes in Naples, Florida.
The grocerant experience starts with a café offering coffees, tea, gelato, gelato smoothies and fresh baked pastries. When you based in Tacoma, WA that café with coffee is a great big welcome.
In addition you can find a large variety of fresh prepared appetizers, entrees and side dishes all developed and prepared by in-house chefs for take-away or on site consumption back in the store’s “Wi-Fi equipped café”. If you like pan-Asian food there is a “Pacific Wok station where you can get Ready-2-Eat fresh prepared Asian food for Take-Away or again on site consumption.
Safeway’s lifestyle stores, Whole Foods, and Kroger; Publix’s is now focused on the grocerant niche.
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