A new, smaller-format Whole Foods Market store is focusing on grab-and-go perimeter and other items.
The bodega-like convenience store, now open in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, features an açaí bowl station, local breads and other baked goods, and paninis and other hot prepared foods, according to a story in Eater New York.
Dubbed Whole Foods Market Daily Shop, the store also has an Allegro Coffee Co.-run coffee and drink bar and a limited selection of produce and center-store items.
Whole Foods has been toying with different store concepts in New York City, opening a food hall-like branch in Bryant Park and another in Williamsburg, according to the story. But it’s also shutting some of its previous concepts down: The upscale grocer owned by Amazon says it will close its cost-friendly 365 by Whole Foods Market stores and convert them to regular Whole Foods stores by the end of the year. And now, Amazon says it plans to open its own grocery stores — unaffiliated with the Whole Foods brand.