S.J. Collins News

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 11:02am

Don't sound the alarm. Brick-and-mortar grocers and delivery services work together.

It’s Sunday afternoon, and you need groceries. You’re deep in Gilmore Girls reruns, so you order groceries through InstaCart.

With the rise in popularity of delivery services, will brick-and-mortar grocers feel pressured to decrease their physical locations?

“Delivery services have had a positive impact on existing stores,” Jeff Garrison of S.J. Collins said. “The best example of this is Whole Foods’ partnership with InstaCart. The convenience of delivery allows brand-loyal customers to bypass competitors even if another store is closer or more convenient. We can expect more grocers to include these services in their brand offering.”

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:17am

With less than a week before Whole Foods Market opens in Fayetteville, company officials invited members of the media inside for a tour of the new 29,000-square-foot store at 3425 N. College Avenue.

Aside from a full-service grocery store, the new facility includes a 1,500-square-foot custom taproom which will offer beer from local and national brands, as well as wine by the glass.

Patrons can also enjoy a coffee/espresso bar, and a full lunch and dinner menu either indoors or outside on the store’s covered patio. Featured items include wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, sushi, and barbecue cooked in the store’s own smokehouse.

Officials said the store will offer more than 150 local items, including products from Onyx Coffee, Crystal Lake Farms, Oh Baby, Ozark Natural Bread, Sweden Creek, Fayettechill, and more.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:19am

A Whole Foods Market just approved on University Parkway will be the latest significant commercial development to transform the corridor into a high-spending, high-activity space. Officials at S.J. Collins Enterprises anticipate the grocery, being built at the intersection with Honore Avenue, will create an increase in pedestrian activity and attract a mix of young professionals and health-focused families.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:53am

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Commission voted Wednesday to approve a new 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market in on the corner of University Parkway and Honore Avenue.

The North Sarasota location will be larger than the store in downtown Sarasota and will include prepared foods, salad and soup stations, a juice bar and bakery.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:32am

The owners of Marketplace at Tech Center have secured another investor that will also double as the retail center's property manager.

Inland Real Estate Group announced Wednesday plans to invest and manage 210,000 square feet of the 250,000-square-foot shopping center.

John Lawson, president and CEO of Newport News-based W.M. Jordan, and development partner of the Marketplace retail center, confirmed Wednesday that Inland's real estate investment trust will make an initial investment of $72.5 million, with additional investment payments for the shopping center to come.

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