THIBODAUX, La. -- Rouses Supermarkets here has begun construction on a new format that emphasizes fresh items.
According to Donald Rouse, president, two 62,000-square-foot Epicurean Markets are currently under construction, the first of which is scheduled to open in spring 1999.
Rouse said that fresh foods will make up almost 50% of the space in the new format, featuring greater choices in a marketplace type of atmosphere.
Upon entering the store, customers will walk r