The Perimeter Is Where It’s At

Last month the New York Times ran a profile on the ever-growing and expanding importance for the perimeter areas of grocery stores. While center-aisle sales are down and remain challenging, many stores are re-thinking their design layout and allocating much more space to outside perimeter areas. As the article states, this has become the “sexy” and “fashion side” of the grocery business. More square footage is being used to highlight larger displays of fresh and local produce, premium quality deli counters, sushi bars, fresh basked goods and expanded wine departments.


Link: The New York Times