Shoppers demand self-checkout, grab-and-go meals, and online grocery ordering.
Organic, natural, and gluten-free items should be available. All of the aforementioned should be affordable.
As the grocery sector battles inflation and angry customers, one retailer is building new outlets and updating existing ones to provide extras.
Hannaford Supermarkets, established in Maine, is adding two stores to its 184 across the Northeast.
Last week, the first site in Brunswick, N.Y. opened, and the company aims to launch in Scarborough, Maine. 2023 for the latter.
"We're thrilled to provide our fresh food and fruit, Hannaford-To-Go, exceptional customer service, and daily low pricing to more Brunswick consumers."
The new supermarket is 49,000 square feet; Scarborough's will be 58,000. This summer, the chain remodelled five stores.
New self-checkout kiosks in Burlington, Vt.; online grocery ordering in Townsend, Mass.; additional organic and gluten-free items in Brandon,
Vt.; pharmacy redesign and new self-checkout kiosks in Rotterdam, N.Y.; and a larger pharmacy in Leominster, Mass.
Hannaford vowed to be powered entirely by renewable energy by 2024 and carbon-neutral by 2040.