S.J. Collins News

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:49am

Decatur will be the first community in Georgia to receive a 365 by Whole Foods Market grocery store.

The company confirmed the development on May 4. The opening date has not been announced.

The store will be part of the forthcoming North Decatur Square shopping center being developed by S.J. Collins Enterprises, according to a press release from S.J. Collins Enterprises. The store will be located at North Decatur Road and Church Street, just outside the Decatur city limits.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:19am

Jubilation and mourning erupted online last week after someone posted a site plan for Akron’s first Whole Foods on Facebook.

The architectural drawing of West Point Marketplace shows only a triangle of green where the Circle K sits at the corner of West Market Street and North Hawkins Avenue.

Some celebrated, hoping the busy gas station would be bulldozed and replaced by grass and trees. Others grieved, wondering where they’d fill up their tanks.

But Circle K isn’t going anywhere.

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.