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Balducci's CEO Judith Spires

Balducci’s Food Lovers Market: Still Fresh After 100 Years

More than 100 years after first opening its doors, Balducci’s is not resting on its laurels. The retailer has doubled down on its efforts to serve the highest quality food to discerning customers. In January, the specialty food retailer opened in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center in Rye Brook, N.Y.

Newport Avenue Market First, Fast and Different

Walking into Newport Avenue Market is a treat, especially for your eyes. You're not really sure where to look first, but it's clear the store is all about having fun. "Make sure you look up.

Anya Firszt, general manager Like any 40-year-old business, Willy Street Co-op has seen its fair share of changes. The co-op was started in 1974 by a buying group looking to source food that they couldn't find elsewhere, namely organic and natural.

The Santa Cruz store is double the size of the Half Moon Bay store.

The only constant is change. And in recent years, there has been plenty of it at A.G. Ferrari. A.G.

Photography by Kendra Kabasele Sometimes it takes major seismic activity to shake up a business and lead it in a new direction.

In less than two-and-a-half years, Dan and Diana Saklad have created Whisk, a thriving kitchenware and cooking school in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

Justin Marx has taken the family business online. When Justin Marx moved to Seattle from the East Coast, he thought he'd have to leave his family's 100-year-old food distribution business for good. Instead, the eldest Marx sib

Savi Urban Markets underwent a complete change of brand identity when owner Paul Nair opened his third Atlanta market in June.

Photography by Richard Mauro Ricchiuti Compleat Lifestyles in Centennial, Colo., is the last independently owned kitchenware store in the Denver metro area.

Photography by Vito Palmisano

2010 Independent Retailer of the Year

Even before stepping foot into Fromagination, the store's creative merchandising – the brainchild and passion of shop owner Ken Monteleone – is on full display. Located on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wis., Fromagination is known for its stellar cut-to-order cheese selection, which f


St. Louis-based Straub’s Market expands, opening its largest-format grocery store in the family’s 108-year business history, learning lessons about new construction along the way.

Store Stats
Number of Stores: 5
Location: St. Louis, Mo.

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