THE NEW ERA

A new generation of supermarket has arrived, bringing with it fine-tuned nonfood offerings.Somewhere between the traditional grocery stores and the gargantuan supercenters are these large-scale, locally tailored supermarket/general merchandise hybrids, which include pharmacy and health and beauty care.Although a supermarket with expanded GM isn't an original concept, some retailers are etching out

A new generation of supermarket has arrived, bringing with it fine-tuned nonfood offerings.

Somewhere between the traditional grocery stores and the gargantuan supercenters are these large-scale, locally tailored supermarket/general merchandise hybrids, which include pharmacy and health and beauty care.

Although a supermarket with expanded GM isn't an original concept, some retailers are etching out a customized and original approach to nonfood. In recent years, two chain

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