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The Many Faces of Grocery

By Nelson Wheeler   To understand where the grocery sector stands today and the direction it is headed, we first have to understand where it has been.   The original dry goods stores were primarily a pre-World War II phenomenon selling ‘dry’ kitchen stuffs and clothing. New features were added over time, with dedicated meat […]

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Why ‘Grocerants’ are the new trend, taking bite out of restaurants

Whether it’s pizza from a wood-fired oven or a glass of wine while shoppers stroll the aisles, some grocers are turning portions of their stores into a nosher’s delight — and creating tough new competition for fast-food chains and traditional restaurants. Read more about ‘grocerants’ here:

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First look at Sam Fox’s Doughbird Pizza & Rotisserie, opened March 28 in Phoenix

Sam Fox’s newest restaurant is ready to take flight. Doughbird Pizza & Rotisserie launches on Tuesday, March 28, in Phoenix, AZ. Doughbird is the first new project from Fox Restaurant Concepts since Flower Child opened in 2014. It’s the 16th brand to join the Fox family, which includes the likes of Zinburger, Culinary Dropout, The Arrogant Butcher, […]

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Retail Occupancies Rival Premier East Bay Districts

The retail market is built on a mixture of both national retailers and local artisanal businesses. Oakland offers a blend of existing centers and new developments comprised of multiple shopping and dining districts that provide consumers with a broad shopping experience. The retail landscape here is home to some of the Bay Area’s elite restaurants, […]

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