If you've been enjoying the bar at your local Whole Foods, you might be interested to know that it could be getting bigger. In a move to diversify their offerings, some grocery stores have been enticing customers to linger a while before they buy their milk and cereal. The move has been working, and now stores are looking to grow the concept, taking things as far as offering full-blown restaurants.
Move over grocery store bar. We're hungry.
The push to diversify is aimed to counter a long-term shrinking of market share for grocery businesses as other businesses add food sales in their own an attempts to diversify. Smaller boutique markets, convenience stores, farmers markets and other stores have all been chipping away at grocery store sales, and Target recently announced they'll be expanding their own grocery sales, too. The changing topography has traditional grocery stores scrambling.More »