In Pittsburgh, there's a new Giant Eagle that isn't so giant. In Baltimore, they shrank a Super Fresh to one-fifth of its typical size. Out West, supermarkets are lacing up the gloves to face a new contender that's well below their weight class — but just might have a power punch.
And while traditional supermarket growth is stagnant, compact specialty stores like The Fresh Market and Trader Joe's are aggressively pursuing new sites.
Call it a small trend, or perhaps a small co