The Save Mart Companies has opened a small-format, full-service grocery store in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, the grocer said Wednesday in an emailed press release.
Lucky Bayview, which is under the company’s Lucky grocery banner, will offer shoppers affordable fresh groceries and meal solutions as a “low-price leader,” per the announcement. Like all Lucky locations in San Francisco, the store will offer online shopping and home delivery in partnership with Instacart, the company said.
Situated along San Francisco’s Third Street corridor, Lucky Bayview’s location is in a repurposed 9,549 square-foot retail space. And while Save Mart has almost 70 Lucky banner stores throughout the Bay Area and other communities, the Lucky Bayview store is a first-of-its-kind format for the company.
Grocers have been paying increasing attention to developing smaller-format stores over the past few years.
In late August, Schnuck Markets melded its small-format grocery store, Express, to its EatWell store in Columbia, Missouri. The Schnucks Express offers more traditional grocery items and, while attached to an already established store, has its own separate entrance.
Meijer, which has introduced several small-format stores in recent years, announced in December it is expanding the concept to Cleveland, with a 40,000-square-foot store that is much smaller than the retailer’s traditional superstores.