NEW HANNAFORD FORMAT REFLECTS NEW ATTITUDE

WEST FALMOUTH CROSSING, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. has introduced a new store format that emphasizes fresh foods with open-air market flair, stressing variety, quality and heightened levels of service and technology.The 55,000-square-foot prototype is "an experiment," according to Caren Epstein, spokeswoman for the 142-unit chain, based in Scarborough, Maine."We're not committing ourselves to saying

WEST FALMOUTH CROSSING, Maine -- Hannaford Bros. has introduced a new store format that emphasizes fresh foods with open-air market flair, stressing variety, quality and heightened levels of service and technology.

The 55,000-square-foot prototype is "an experiment," according to Caren Epstein, spokeswoman for the 142-unit chain, based in Scarborough, Maine.

"We're not committing ourselves to saying this is our store of the future until we gauge performance," she said, though

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