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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 11:34am

Bigger-than-expected baskets at first 365 by Whole Foods Market:


“We know we’re getting a different customer in the 365 stores. I never saw so many Trader Joe’s bags in a Whole Foods Market store before.”

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:40pm

More and more grocery stores are morphing into "grocerants" and devoting a larger part of their stores to prepared foods in a bid to attract more millennials.

Millennials are giving rise to a new concept: the "grocerant."

The grocerant, a grocery store that offers fresh, restaurant-quality prepared foods.

More and more grocery stores are morphing into "grocerants" and devoting a larger part of their stores to prepared foods in a bid to attract more millennials.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 12:37pm
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:38am

The curved southwest edge of the new 365 by Whole Foods building is now visible along West Market Street. The store will anchor the new development, which is expected to have three additional retail buildings.
WEST AKRON — Residents and those who frequent West Akron will be getting used to seeing heavy equipment in the coming months as several major construction projects are underway in the area.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:12am

Students from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Institute for Innovation’s (MVIFI) iDiploma program, recently participated in concepting site plans for an outdoor community space attached to an S.J. Collins development featuring Whole Foods as an anchor tenant in Chamblee.



Their work was so well received by Jeff Garrison of S.J. Collins, he rethought the overall project and has since renamed it to Peachtree Station. (Formerly Peachtree Crossing).



The students spent time interviewing potential users of the ‘pocket park’, gaining insights about the preferences and priorities of their intended users and ultimately ended up distilling their insights into five potential designs. They pitched one “concrete and clearly constructed Sketchup modeled design,” and Garrison loved it. The project took the students four months to complete.

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