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Produce Preparation Stations

Whole Foods' Bryant Park Store Features a 'Produce Butcher'

— February 9, 2017 — Lifestyle
At the new Bryant Park Whole Foods store in New York City, shoppers now have the chance to get their vegetables prepared neatly for them at the Produce Butcher.

The grocery store's in-house vegetable slicing station features signage that displays several ways that consumers may have everything from onions and carrots to zucchini expertly chopped. The options include: julienned, minced, sliced, diced and chopped, all of which save consumers a step in the kitchen. The Product Butcher's services cost $1 per pound for bulk items and $1 for individually sold items.

With the rise of plant-based butcher shops popping up across the country, the term "butcher" is no longer strictly associated with meat. On top of catering to vegan and vegetarian consumers, this station appeals to all who seek theatrical retail experiences.
Trend Themes
1. Produce Butchers - Grocery stores featuring produce butchers offer consumers the opportunity to get their vegetables prepared for them, setting the stage for more specialized in-store services.
2. Specialized In-store Services - With grocery stores offering special services such as vegetable slicing and preparation, future possibilities include additional specialized in-store services such as recipe guides, cooking classes, and product demos.
3. Theatrical Retail Experiences - The rise of in-store product preparation and display stations for fresh produce cater to the home cook, and provide consumers with a unique, theatrical experience that keeps them coming back to the store.
Industry Implications
1. Grocery - Grocery stores offering specialized in-store services such as vegetable slicing and preparation can attract customers who want to experiment with new recipes but don't want to spend too much time on preparing the ingredients.
2. Food Service - The popularity of produce preparation stations in grocery stores and specialty plant-based butcher shops could lead to new opportunities for food service establishments to offer similar services to their customers.
3. Retail - As grocery stores compete for consumer attention, the introduction of specialized in-store services such as vegetable slicing and preparation offers an opportunity for retail establishments to adopt theatrical experiences in order to draw in customers and make them feel more connected to the food-buying experience.
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