NEW BLUEPRINTS FOR STORE DESIGN

When it comes to store design, supermarkets today are thinking less like warehousers and more like merchandisers, experts told SN. That thinking is resulting in stores being designed to "cross market" items in the center store and in perimeter departments, they added. A greater emphasis on branding and private-label products, and the emergence of the Internet and new technologies, are also affecting

When it comes to store design, supermarkets today are thinking less like warehousers and more like merchandisers, experts told SN. That thinking is resulting in stores being designed to "cross market" items in the center store and in perimeter departments, they added. A greater emphasis on branding and private-label products, and the emergence of the Internet and new technologies, are also affecting how stores are designed, architects and store designers said.

As with many changes in

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