SEATTLE -- With its new LoBuck$ format, Larry's Markets' here is emphasizing services and low prices, while moving away from its traditional food-service focus.
Prepared food offerings will be limited to grab-and-go items and an espresso stand -- a switch for Larry's, which has long been recognized for its impressive food-service departments.
The 65,000-square-foot store was constructed on a site that formerly housed a unit owned by Fred Meyer, Portland, Ore., as well as a unit under the Larry's banner. Typical Larry's Markets stores range from 45,000 to 50,000 square feet.
Larry Andrews, vice president of sales and marketing for the six-store independent, said the company is considering expanding the LoBuck$ concept beyond the Seattle metro area.