UNFI has unveiled a new look for its Supervalu-owned CUB® Stores banner. The new look is part of a one-of-a-kind urban format that the retailer introduced to a local neighborhood in Minnesota and the broader retail market this week. But, following reports that UNFI was allegedly seeking a buyer for the CUB chain—could the new format be a way of enticing a buyer? Only time will tell!
"This store brings a great new concept to the CUB portfolio as it will be our first store embedded into a residential complex,” said Anne Dament, Executive Vice President of Retail, Marketing, and Private Brands at UNFI-owned SuperValu. “We’re evolving our look and feel while showcasing new shopping innovations for a better experience for our customers. We feel this new format CUB is a perfect fit for this neighborhood.”
The 46,000-square-foot store was scheduled to open yesterday, May 2, 2019, and boasts quite a few perks, including the following:
Located at 46th and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis, the new store anchors a five-story, 148-unit apartment development and meets the needs of a unique Longfellow neighborhood situated near a light rail train, a multi-use path, and a main road. The location also boasts a versatile and modern design that caters to on-the-go customers with the likes of multiple entrances, indoor café-style spaces, outdoor seating areas, bicycle parking, and a walk-up window service.
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