The window ...
is echoed in forms,
President & CEO, api(+)
We continue to focus
on updating our
stores to bring the
best retail experience
to our customers.”
—Rick Keyes, President & CEO, Meijer
The Fresh Market’s Midcentury Marvel
Drawing on inspiration from the South Florida
community it serves, the sleek design of The Fresh
Market’s recently opened 26,000-square-foot store
in Doral, Fla., incorporates midcentury modern decor,
English and Spanish signage, and integrated natural
lighting—the latter of which is capped by the sleek,
signature oval window adorning the produce department.
“The window not only plays up the natural beauty of the
fresh produce department, but also makes a statement to
motorist passersby and is echoed in forms, materials and
colors throughout the store,” says Juan Romero, president
and CEO of store design firm api(+). The Fresh Market
is located in CityPlace Doral, which opened in early 2017
and houses dining, retail and entertainment destinations
and luxury residences.
Meijer’s Rockford Redesign Shines
As the last of 22 store remodels completed in 2017,
Meijer’s Rockford, Mich., store has emerged as the chain’s
newest flagship location and test bed for new concepts.
Among the highlights of the 192,000-square-foot store is
an expanded prepared foods area that offers Pan-Asian
cuisine, a pizzeria, fresh sushi and a sandwich shop, along
with a spacious dining area adorned by a rustic red brick
wall evocative of Meijer’s original Thrifty Acres store that
opened in its Grand Rapids hometown in 1962. Other
notable aspects of the store’s enhancements include an
updated pharmacy area, expanded grocery and health
and beauty sections, an updated apparel department and
an all-new pet department providing a specialty, store-within-a-store feel.