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    PG Applauds 2011 Store Design Contest Winners

    Publication salutes 11 engaging and inspiring concept supermarkets in its July 2011 issue

    From downtown Milwaukee to a New Orleans neighborhood struggling to recover from the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, and various locales in between, 11 grocery stores that set the standard for overall excellence have been chosen as winners of Progressive Grocer’s second annual Store Design Contest.

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

    • 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)                                                                                                              
    • “Sky’s the Limit” Remodel (more than $5 million)

    Construction of eligible store designs and remodels must have been completed between January 2010 and December 2010.

    “The pool of exceptional applicants our editorial judging panel chose to recognize this year features a diverse mix of retailers and budget ranges -- four of which are ground-up stores, with the remainder composed of major store remodels,” said Meg Major, PG’s chief editor. “These ambitious projects lead a truly progressive pack of grocers that are setting the differentiation bar a few decisive clicks higher, while staying true to their distinctive local roots,” added Major.

    Compete coverage of PG’s 2011 Store Design Contest winners, which appears in its July 2011 issue, includes:

    ?Price Cutter Plus, Springfield, Mo.

    Best Overall Store Design Conventional Format (new ground-up construction, over 50,000 square feet )
    Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. (AWG)/Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

    ?The Market by Longo’s, Toronto
    Best Overall Store Design/Urban Format (new ground-up construction, under 50,000 square feet)
    Store Designer: Watt International Inc., Toronto

    ?Bing’s Supermarket, Sedalia, Mo.
    Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million) – Community-based Format
    Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. (AWG)/Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

    ?Super 1 Food & Pharmacy, Shreveport, La.
    Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million) – Value Format
    Store Designer: Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas

    ?Glorioso’s Italian Market, Milwaukee
    Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million) – Urban Format
    Store Designer: Mehmert Store Services, Sussex, Wis.

    ?Ray’s Apple Market, Manhattan, Kan.
    Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) – Community-based Format
    Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. (AWG)/Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

    ?Bistro Market by Price Cutter, Springfield, Mo.
    Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) – Urban Format
    Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. (AWG)/Design and Décor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

    ?Lakeview Grocery, New Orleans
    Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) – Community-focused Conventional Format
    Store Designer: King Retail Solutions, Eugene, Ore.

    ?Runner-Up: Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy, E. Fifth Street, Tyler, Texas
    Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) – Community-focused Conventional Format
    Store Designer: Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas

    ?Exito del Este, El Tesoro, Colombia
    Best Overall Store Design – International/Hypermarket Format (new ground-up construction, under 50,000-square-feet)
    Store Designer: Watt International Inc., Toronto

    ?1st Place: Calgary Co-Op Quarry Park Centre, Calgary, Alberta
    Best Overall Store Design – International/Conventional Format (new ground-up construction, under 50,000 square feet)
    Store Designer: King Retail Solutions, Eugene, Ore.

    For more information, visit www.progressivegrocer.com.
     

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