Jewel Planning ‘Urban Fresh’ Small-Format Store

Jewel-Osco here said Tuesday that it would open a 16,000-square-foot store in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood under the “Urban Fresh, by Jewel” banner this fall, joining a wave of food retailers testing new smaller formats.

MELROSE PARK, Ill. — Jewel-Osco here said Tuesday that it would open a 16,000-square-foot store in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood under the “Urban Fresh, by Jewel” banner this fall, joining a wave of food retailers testing new smaller formats. The new store will be designed as a specialty grocery store with a focus on fresh and prepared meals for busy shoppers. “The smaller-format store is an exciting complement to our larger, more traditional grocery stores,” Keith Nielsen, president of

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