This is part of the food-to-go offering in a Duane Reade ‘drug store’ (convenience store) in Manhattan, near Times Square. I’m posting it because I know of many newsagents with convenience models and others with plans in this retail niche.
While the daily foot traffic in front of this particular location is more than most of us see in a week or two, the range is nevertheless interesting. I like the variety from fruit to sandwiches to salads to water. The food looks delicious. It is packaged and displayed to drive sales. I have seen that a lot with food in the US. Whereas in Australia prepackaged sandwiches are often displayed to fit in a refrigerated unit, displays I have seen in the last two weeks follow more professional visual merchandising display principles.
Outside of the shot of the photo is a terrific range of sushi.
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What we are seeing here is a big business approach that any c-store small business could copy in the context of their space and situation.