The sustainable supermarket of the futureBY Australian Retailers Association
Australian grocers are welcoming innovation and anticipating new offerings with the newly formatted Woolworths store located in Sydney’s inner-west.
Sustainability has emerged as a key focus for the supermarket, with its new format fitted out with energy efficient LED lighting and carbon efficient refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
The Marrickville store provides a blueprint for a national roll-out, expanding the supermarkets fresh and convenience offers, including a ‘living lettuce’ instalment were customers can pick directly from a hydroponic set-up, an in-store cheese cave and an entire aisle for macro wholefood market products, containing more than 200 lines.
New services include pick-up lockers, installed at the front of the Marrickville store, following Group CEO Brad Banducci’s commitment to install pick-up nationally.
With changing consumer expectations, it’s great to see a large retailer responding to customer needs, and leading the way to a more sustainable and innovative future.
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Australian Retailers Association
Founded in 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is Australia’s largest retail association representing Australia’s $310 billion sector, which employs more than 1.2 million people. As the retail industry’s peak representative body, the ARA works to ensure retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 7,500 independent and national retail members throughout Australia. For more information, visit www.retail.org.au or call 1300 368 041.