LEONVILLE, La. -- Among the most radical ideas in supermarkets of late have come from Food Lion and Marsh Supermarkets, in the form of their new "lifestyle" stores. But as the story of one independent shows, retailers need not have the resources of a big chain -- or even a regional one -- to accomplish big things in store design.
Richard Champagne and his wife, Angela, operate a lone 10,000-square-foot store here in rural Louisiana. While Champagne's Marche is known for its perishable