PROGRESSIVE GROCER Presents 2014 Store Design Contest Winners

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Supermarket industry trade publication salutes 14 innovative design concepts.

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Progressive Grocer Store Design Contest

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, PROGRESSIVE GROCER 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, PROGRESSIVE GROCER’s chief content editor.

"Fitting with PROGRESSIVE GROCER’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 PROGRESSIVE GROCER’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)
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 Cosentino
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.

STAGNITO BUSINESS INFORMATION, America’s fastest growing integrated b-to-b information resource serving CPG retailers, also owns leading brands that include PROGRESSIVE GROCER, CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS, STORE BRANDS, THE GOURMET RETAILER, RETAIL LEADER, and CARBONVIEW research.

For additional information, please contact:
Meg Major
Chief Content Editor
724-453-3545
mmajor(at)stagnitomail(dot)com

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