Harris Teeter Opening Largest Store to Date in North Carolina
MATTHEWS, NC - Harris Teeter is ringing in the New Year with the opening of its largest store ever, spanning a whopping 78,200 square feet.
The store, located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, will make its grand opening debut on Tuesday, January 12 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a complimentary in-store sampling of a few of Harris Teeter’s “most unique products.”
Whether or not the retailer will plan to open more stores of this size remains to be seen. Company spokeswoman Danna Robinson confirmed to the Charlotte Business Journal, however, that though this bigger format will not be the prototype for all future locations, Harris Teeter “will test the success of this larger model to determine if it is a good fit.”
In comparison, the Charlotte Business Journal says that the average size of the most common format Harris Teeter utilizes is typically around 53,000 square feet.
“This particular site allowed for a larger format, and we saw a need for a more upscale store with better and more unique offerings than what currently exists in the community,” Robinson added.
The store features fresh produce, a salad bar with fresh-made salads, produce party trays, a full-service butcher’s market, a deli and bakery, organic and natural foods, and an expanded specialty foods section. Other unique additions include a wine and beer bar, with 16 beers on top and a growler station, a meat smoker in the butcher’s market, a juice bar, an expanded general merchandise section, and a walk-in humidor.
“By expanding our amenities, we are able to focus on what we do best, which is delivering the absolute best shopping experience, period,” Robinson concluded.
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