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Grocery Development Services




From the drawing board to the day the doors open, UNFI development experts help you create an exceptional, loyalty-building brand. 

Outside of the Pequot Lakes SUPERVALU grocery store building
Your store, your way

Independent retailers are just that: Independent. Unique. Distinctive. That's why our development team works hand-in-hand with them to create plans that fit the special needs, visions, market niche and consumer base of each independent UNFI serves.  

Market planning and analysis

Format positioning and strategic planning are enhanced by UNFI's market analysis capabilities, including:

  • Marketplace assessments
  • New store sales forecasting
  • Relocation projections
  • Competitive assessments/impact results
  • Consolidation simulations
  • Enhancement projections
Complete Solution

What differentiates UNFI is the complete portfolio we provide, guiding retailers every step of the way, from the initial idea to full inventory. Many team members have over 30 years of experience, allowing them to anticipate needs and offer proven solutions in areas such as:

  • Store design and construction
  • Inventory management and essential categories
  • Capital outlay
  • Brand creation
  • Property
  • Equipment, fixtures and signage
  • Labor
  • Licensing and insurance