Supermarkets Going Retro for New Store Sites

Supermarkets Going Retro for New Store Sites

Fast-growing food retailers are retrofitting previously occupied boxes for speedier, more economic expansion

For supermarket operators seeking to expand, the real estate opportunities have never been better — provided they are willing to be flexible with the size and shape of their stores.

Spaces abound for food retailers that can adapt to previously occupied boxes — from book stores to general merchandise outlets to movie theaters — many of which have been sitting unused since the most recent economic downturn. In addition, the recent acquisition of

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