The inaugural Mariano’s Fresh Market store is located in Arlington Heights, an upper-middle-income neighborhood 25 miles northwest of Chicago. It is the first of between 12 and 15 stores Roundy’s hopes to open in the Windy City area over the next five years. (Photos courtesy of Roundy’s)
An expanded health and wellness area, including the company’s first homeopathic drug section and featuring an in-store nutritionist.
The 68,000-square-foot store devotes approximately 25% of floor space to fresh merchandise. The produce section features 900 items, including 150 organic varieties.
The floral section has double the variety of any other Roundy’s-owned store.
Mariano’s Fresh Market offers a large selection of meal opportunities for immediate consumption or to-go.
The deli includes a 12-foot section featuring $6 meals (an entree and two sides) — an idea Roundy’s picked up from Wegmans Food Markets, chain officials told SN.
The service meat counter offers up to 30 types of sausages made on-site.
Customers have plenty to choose among cheeses from around the world.
A pizza counter offers Neapolitan and Sicilian pies baked in an imported Italian wood-burning oven — a concept Roundy’s tested at its upscale Metro Markets in Brookfield, Wis.
CEO Robert A. Mariano has engineered Roundy’s expansion beyond Wisconsin and Minnesota into Chicago with the recent opening of the first Mariano’s Fresh Market.
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