US-based supermarket chain Raley’s has opened a new 35,000ft² store at Fair Oaks Boulevard & Howe Avenue in Sacramento, California.
The outlet features a food service counter with a Kombucha bar, sushi, a meat carving station, a salad/hot food area, and an expanded vitamins and supplements department.
Raley’s CEO and chairman of the board Michael Teel said: “This new store has an even greater focus on health and wellness, with a larger assortment of natural and organic offerings.
“The amenities and product mix reflect the direction I envision for all of our stores and will serve this neighbourhood well.”
The retailer said environmentally-friendly features were a primary consideration in the development of the store, which is equipped with solar panels that have the capacity to generate 2MW of power.
Other energy efficient features included in the store are refrigeration, lighting, among other things.
In partnership with EVgo, the new store features two fast-charging stations, which can provide up to 80 miles of electric range in 25-30min.
Raley’s president and COO Keith Knopf said: “Sustainability is, and will be, part of infusing life with health and happiness for many years to come, as we pave the way to healthier communities.
“We designed this store with this neighborhood in mind, offering specialised design features, fresh food offerings and personalised customer service.”
Raley’s company operates 121 stores in Northern California and Nevada under the banners Raley’s Supermarkets, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source.
Image: Raley's new store in prominent Sacramento neighborhood. Photo: courtesy of Raley's.