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Raley's Transitions Former Location into Dark Store Format

Raley's Transitions Former Location into Dark Store Format



SACRAMENTO, CA - In April, Raley’s opened its new flagship store located in Land Park, which had replaced an older store just a short ways south. As Raley's has opened two more facilities since then, we at ANUK couldn’t help but wonder what the grocer’s next move would be. We didn’t have to wonder long, though, as we recently learned that Raley’s has transitioned its former location into an e-commerce fulfillment center.

Chelsea Minor, Corporate Director of Public Affairs, Raley's"The store is filling online delivery orders for the greater Sacramento area. We will resume negotiations with potential tenants when normal business resumes," said Chelsea Minor, Corporate Director of Public Affairs.

As reported by news source Sacramento Business Journal, the decision to temporarily transform the store into a dark format was due to increased e-commerce demand brought on by COVID-19. Though the former location was reportedly planned for a new tenant, this successful shift has set a new trajectory for the retailer.

Raley’s has transitioned one of its former locations into an e-commerce fulfillment center to fill online delivery orders for the greater Sacramento area

The company is also investing in its in-store shopping experience, according to the news source, as it recently rolled out a multi-phase redevelopment of a Raley’s location in El Dorado Hills, California.

Prior to Raley's, Whole Foods Market, Walmart, Albertsons, Hy-Vee, and more adopted the dark store concept that Sacramento's beloved grocer is now implementing.

As we continue to search the newswires for recent retail updates, keep an eye out for reports from AndNowUKnow.

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