Posts Tagged ‘Grocery’
Fermet restores the lost link between local farmers and customers by using modern technology. Through this renewed direct link the local farmer receives a lot more for his produce and the customer receives a fresher product than usual. Explore Fermet in Antwerpen (BE).
Robuust is like a mix between an old-fashioned neighbourhood store and a hip Whole Foods Market. The system the store uses is pretty straightforward: you come in and either weigh the pots and containers you brought yourself on a scale they provide. You put a sticker with the weight of the jar on it and at the checkout every jar is scanned and the weight is deducted of the total purchase. Explore Robuust! in Antwerp (BE).
Fresh food grocery in which all food items come from within 150 miles of Washington. Includes Sit Down Wine/Beer/Coffee Bar in addition to fresh food kitchen, storage and custom retail displays for produce and dry goods. Explore Glen’s Garden Market in Washington DC (US)
La Grande Epicerie at Le Bon Marché is a gourmet mecca and embraces commercial aspects as well as tradition and nouvelle cuisine. Explore La Grande Epicerie in Paris (FR).
The Emmas Enkel concept was conceived with the intention of reawakening the traditional corner shop experience with a contemporary twist. The vision was the return to a more emotional and less anonymous form of shopping after the displacement of small grocery stores by large discount stores and major retail chains. They combine the best from the good old ‘mom and pop’ shops with the benefits of modern technology and new media. Visit Emmas Enkel in Düsseldorf(GE).
Astrid Terzian introduced this concept that hearkens back to a bygone era when wine would arrive in Paris shops in tonneaux and consumers would bring their own flagons to fill. But today, Terzian says, she started this scheme in fall 2008 to fill a niche, tapping into two key themes, environmental awareness and the economy. The elimination of packaging mass means that the wine can be shipped much more efficiently from a cost and carbon perspective. The cost-savings are passed on to the consumer in the form of low prices of 1.45 euros/liter. She installed her first machine in June 2009 at the Cora supermarket in Dunkerque and now has them installed in eight supermarkets in France.
The Virtual Farmer’s Market (UK) is the brainchild of Marcus Carter. He wanted to share the farmer’s market experience with more people so they too could share his passion for exquisitely produced artisan food & drink. Bringing the experience into peoples homes seemed the ideal way to do this as many people do not have the time, or the means, to visit their local farmer’s market. The online Virtual Farmer’s Market was born. Seeing the face behind the food has never been more important, and the Virtual Farmer’s Market allows shoppers to ‘meet’ the producer via video streams on the website.
Eataly is nothing short of epic, a giant Slow Food mecca of all things Italy. At its core, it’s a fancy Italian grocery store with individual retail departments offering the best of everything (pastry, bread, a butcher, a fishmonger, pasta, cured meats, cheese, hand-made mozzarella, etc.), some of which are directly connected to their own sit-down restaurants. And then: Gelato, a coffee bar, panini, pizza, a wine store, a bookstore, housewares, a cooking school by Lidia Bastianich.
“It is not just a market, but a food experience“