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Innovation means many things to the instore bakery and deli marketplace. Clean label products. Greater convenience. The local movement. This year, we introduce 25 innovators among America’s top instores that are striving to respond to the changing demands of consumers across the country. One of the fastest-growing chains in the nation, The Fresh Market, Inc., in October introduced its concept on the west coast with a new store in Roseville, marking the company’s first store in California. Fresh Market employees can often be found offering cooking advice or sharing their favorite tips to help customers create the perfect meal. The new Roseville store will house over 23,800 sq ft of culinary delights, including a bakery that produces 30 freshly baked breads and 14 different pie varieties daily, a wide selection of ready-to-serve entrées, more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses, as well as a bountiful produce department with more than 400 items and a large organic selection. full kosher Thanksgiving menu with all the traditional and delicious foods that make this holiday so special,” says Herb Ruetsch, CEO of Fairway Market. “Now our customers who are kosher can relax, enjoy time with family and friends and let Fairway do the work.” Other chains continue to enhance the shopping experience for their target audiences. Kings Food Markets on Oct. 12 announced the grand reopening of its North Hoboken location, the brand’s Fresh Ideas concept store, perfect for young professionals and urban dwellers who want easy access to fresh, high-quality food. The North Hoboken store offers shoppers an expanded produce department, with a wide variety of organic and locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. The store also features a new pizza oven serving homemade, Neapolitan-style pizza, an expanded salad bar, a grain bar and freshly made sushi. To their health Beyond innovative merchandising and promo- The Innovators by John Unrein “We are excited to open our store in Roseville and to expand our reach into California,” says Craig Carlock, the company’s president and chief executive officer. Another growing chain with a keen eye on unique promotions that are geared to strengthen connections to their local communities, New York City-based Fairway Market introduced its first kosher Thanksgiving catering menu in November at its new Westbury, NY, store in Long Island. Shoppers sampled butternut squash bisque, roasted  turkey, home-made turkey gravy, candied sweet potatoes, savory stuffing, classic cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pies during this “‘Hosting the Holidays” event. “We’re very delighted, for the first time, to offer a tions, leading instores are tinkering with their product mix in the store to ensure they offer more bakery and deli products that satisfy today’s shopper demands. Namely, health issues and clean labels are at the forefront of what consumers want. New research from Whole Foods Market reveals that many Americans are willing to pay more for foods that meet certain criteria: Nearly half are willing to pay higher prices for locally produced foods. Nearly a third will pay more for foods with no artificial ingredients, preservatives or colorings. Nearly one out of three are willing to pay more for meats raised with no antibiotics or added growth hormones and one in four (24%) are | 12 | inStorebuyer | November 2012 |

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inStorebuyer - November 2012
Editor's Note - Innovation & Information
Table of Contents
Front line news - RBA Roadshow in Chicago
Cedar’s Launches T.G.I.FRIDAY’S Dips
Meiko Launches Unique Washer
Stop & Shop Opens LEED Store
The Innovators
Profiles - Ahold USA
Profiles - Walmart
Profiles - Safeway
Profiles - H-E-B
Profiles - Trader Joe's
Profiles - Wegmans
Profiles - Whole Foods Market
Profiles - Giant Eagle
Profiles - Hy-Vee
Profiles - Target
Profiles - Publix
Profiles - Kroger
Profiles - Schnucks
Profiles - Fresh & Easy
Profiles - Kings Food Markets
Profiles - The Fresh Market
Profiles - Harris Teeter
Profiles - Roundy's
Profiles - Meijer
Profiles - Fairway Market
Profiles - United Supermarkets
Profiles - Brookshire Grocery
Profiles - Cavier & Bananas
Product Trends
Product Showcase
Marketplace Network

inStorebuyer - November 2012