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Curated Grocery Stores

Japan's Yaoyasuika Vegetable Store Shares Carefully Selected Produce

— May 23, 2018 — Lifestyle
A second Yaoyasuika vegetable store was recently opened in Japan, with an aim of helping consumers to eat and live well. The store sets itself apart from traditional grocery stores by offering a carefully curated selection of high-quality produce and products.

One of the key features of the space designed by Headstarts Inc. is a glass-walled 'FRESH ROOM,' which serves as a large-scale central refrigerator that showcases the freshness of the produce. Since there can be challenges in working with glass, the refrigerated room boasts a special air conditioner that helps with temperature control and prevents condensation.

As the FRESH ROOM is the focal point of the space, consumers are able to roam around this central feature, all the while appreciating the rich colors of the fresh vegetables contained within it.
Trend Themes
1. Curated Grocery Stores - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating grocery stores that offer carefully curated selections of high-quality produce and products.
2. Glass-walled Refrigerated Rooms - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing innovative air conditioning technology to control temperature and prevent condensation in glass-walled refrigerated rooms.
3. Showcasing Freshness - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Designing retail spaces that highlight and showcase the freshness of produce, such as using glass-walled refrigerated rooms as central features.
Industry Implications
1. Grocery Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Transforming the traditional grocery retail industry by offering carefully curated selections of high-quality produce and products.
2. Air Conditioning Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Advancing air conditioning technology to ensure precise temperature control and eliminate condensation in glass-walled refrigerated rooms.
3. Retail Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revolutionizing retail design by incorporating glass-walled refrigerated rooms as central features to showcase the freshness of produce.
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