The president’s in town. Yawn. So is his opponent’s newly-minted running mate. Snooze. But there’s a giant new supermarket opening today in Urbandale, Iowa! Make way for the crowds! The grand opening of a new $20 million, 95,000+ square foot Hy-Vee is all the buzz in this suburban Des Moines community. Customers who just couldn’t wait to see it began[Read More…]
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Some supermarkets are big and fancy – others are just plain big. Big enough to fit an antique car inside, to have an in-house cafe, and maybe skirt the local liquor laws a little. Kinsley’s Shoprite in Broadheadsville, Pennsylvania closed its 53,000-square-foot store last night, and opened a 95,000-square-foot version this morning. The store bills itself as “The World’s Largest[Read More…]
Pity the poor grocery shoppers who aren’t in the St. Louis suburb of Des Peres today. Because while you’re schlepping down the aisles of your Muzak-playing, fluorescent-lit store, pushing an old shopping cart with a wonky wheel, Des Peres shoppers today are taking cooking classes, enjoying wine and sushi, visiting a clinic to treat their aches and pains, and listening[Read More…]