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Grand Designs.

Byline: Meg Major

PG applauds a new collection of Store Design Contest award winners, whose innovative. functional masterworks profiled on the following pages provide a closer look at II of the industry's most engaging and inspiring concept supermarkets.

From downtown Milwaukee to a New Orleans neighborhood struggling to recover from the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and various locales in between, 11 grocery stores that set the standard for overall excellence are showcased on the following pages of Progressive Grocer's second annual Store Design Contest.

Five categories -- including two for new ground-up construction, as well as three budget levels for remodeling projects ranging from modest to unlimited -- gave operators of every shape and size a chance to be recognized in the following classes:

* Best Overall Store Design

(new ground-up construction, under 50,000-square-feet)

* Best Overall Store Design

(new ground-up construction, over 50,000-square-feet)

* Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million)

* Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million)

* "Sky's the Limit" Remodel (more than $5 million)

Construction of eligible store designs and remodels must have been completed between January 2010 and December 2010.

PROGRESSIVE GROCER

STORE DESIGN CONTEST

WINNERS

Price Cutter Plus, Springfield, Mo.

Best Overall Store Design Conventional Format (new ground-up construction, over 50,000 sq. ft.)

Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG)/Design and D'cor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

The Market by Longo's

Best Overall Store Design/Urban Format (new ground-up construction, under 50,000 sq. ft.)

Store Designer: Watt International Inc., Toronto Ont.

Bing's Supermarket, Sedalia, Mo.

Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million) -- Community-based Format

Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG)/Design and D'cor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

Super 1 Food & Pharmacy, Shreveport, La.

Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million) -- Value Format

Store Designer: Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas

Glorioso's Italian Market, Milwaukee, Wis.

Best Low-cost Remodel (less than $2 million) -- Urban Format

Store Designer: Mehmert Store Services, Sussex, Wis.

Ray's Apple Market, Manhattan, Kan.

Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) -- Community-based Format

Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG)/Design and D'cor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

Bistro Market by Price Cutter, Springfield, Mo.

Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) -- Urban Format

Store Designer: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG)/Design and D'cor Source Group, Kansas City, Kan.

Lakeview Grocery, New Orleans, La.

Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) -- Community-focused Conventional Format Store Designer: King Retail Solutions, Eugene, Ore.

Runner-Up: Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy, E. Fifth Street, Tyler, Texas

Best Mid-budget Remodel ($2 million to $5 million) --

Community-focused Conventional Format

Store Designer: Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas

Exito del Este, El Tesoro, Colombia

Best Overall Store Design -- International/Hypermarket Format (new ground-up construction, under 50,000-square-feet)

Store Designer: Watt International, Inc., Toronto Ont.

1st Place: Calgary Co-Op Quarry Park Centre, Calgary

Best Overall Store Design -- International/Conventional Format (new ground-up construction, under 50,000-square-feet)

Store Designer: King Retail Solutions, Eugene, Ore.
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