Watch out! Dangerous curves may be lurking ahead in the arena of new technologies and philosophies being used in store design.
Food retailers, including Fresh Brands, Sheboygan, Wis.; Kash 'n' Karry, Tampa, Fla.; and Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C., have all recently opened up stores featuring a nontraditional round design.
What is the thinking behind this deviation from the traditional everything-at-a-right-angle store?
"Store design is a way to tell customers what to ex