From Theatrical Food Shops to Art Deco Supermarkets

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 10, 2015
From vending machines to interactive stations that are capable of ingredient recognition, these grocery store displays stray from the form and function of conventional aisles and shelves. Demanding interaction, many of these engaging grocery displays make the most of technology in order to locate products, make meal suggestions and encourage product sampling. One standout example is a high-tech system from Philips that uses strips of LED lights to lead shoppers to a desired item in-store.

Shop spaces from the Mini M Grocery, Lowes Foods and Spring Street Grocer exemplify a combination of food and fun with whimsical displays that turn a mundane activity into an enjoyable one. Throwing in an element of surprise as well as extreme convenience are frozen food shops made entirely of ice, or food counters set up inside of subway cars.