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Why supermarkets are building 'dark stores'

  • 1.  Why supermarkets are building 'dark stores'

    Posted 11-04-2019 16:14
    Just came across this article about how online orders are effecting the design of Super Markets. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/business/grocery-delivery-pickup-walmart-kroger-stop-and-shop/index.html This is just the beginning.

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    David Brotman FAIA
    Past AIA Regional Director
    Scottsdale AZ
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  • 2.  RE: Why supermarkets are building 'dark stores'

    Posted 11-06-2019 10:11
    Virtual or "ghost restaurants" is part of this ongoing and accelerated move to online ordering. The customer orders from a restaurant that only exists as a kitchen (or perhaps the kitchen of a full operating restaurant). Not a move I personally find attractive, but the users are there and growing.

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    Keith Youngquist AIA
    Manager/Principal
    Dacre & Youngquist, LLC
    Chicago IL
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