Stockbox Grocers Create Petite City-Friendly Food Stores

By: Susan Keefe - Published: Sep 22, 2011 • References: stockboxgrocers & designboom
The company Stockbox Grocers understands that for many urbanites, grocery shopping is difficult. Many densely populated cities have long stretches of busy streets where the only food available for sale comes from the dusty shelves of a dingy neighborhood convenience store. To help alleviate these so-called "food deserts," the company Stockbox Grocers have devised a revolutionary business model designed to ease some of the strain travel-weary city-dwellers experience while foraging for food in an unforgiving urban jungle.

Using a reclaimed shipping container, Stockbox Grocers created a micro-grocery store that is easily set up in parking lots of office buildings or in areas where fresh fruits and vegetables are widely unavailable. Their first store measures 160 square feet and is placed in a busy neighborhood in Seattle; it is currently experiencing a moderate success. The store can accommodate up to five customers and one staff at a time and carries a variety of fresh produce and essential grocery items. Grocery shopping is no longer a grueling three-hour urban adventure, thanks to Stockbox Grocers.

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