Open door policy
Lucky’s Market, the Niwot, Colo.-based challenger to Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market with backing of conventional giant Kroger, opened stores in Neptune Beach and Plantation, Fla. The sites increased Lucky’s presence in the Sunshine State to seven locations, with at least three more on the way, CEO Bo Sharon said. Pictured here, the view through the store’s “garage door” style entrance opening into the produce department and providing views across the Plantation store.
Workers staff a fresh-juice station on the floor at Lucky’s. The chain makes a variety of fresh squeezed juices and smoothies on site.
A large bulk foods aisle provides grains, rices, nuts and coffee by the pound.
To your health
Natural and homeopathic remedies, vitamins and HBC offerings populate the Apothecary department.
Lucky’s carries some 6,000 private brands including many in grocery which are the top sellers in the category, officials said.
Bacon cured and smoked in-store is a signature fresh category at Lucky’s. The chain also smokes the lunch meats sold in the deli.
A massive beer and wine store-within-a-store includes a “treasure hunt” bin for bargain finds, and “Vino Direct” wines sold at a discount.
Customers are encouraged to leave messages on a chalkboard wall accompanying an in-store café and bar.
Check stand lights made from overturned soda bottles are part of a whimsical design and social atmosphere at Lucky’s.