Progressive Grocer

FEB 2017

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32 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | February 2017 "F resh" is the word in modern grocery retail- ing, and McCaffrey's Food Markets, with five stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, excels at the fresh departments. Two of its stores opened within the past year, a 50,000-square-foot store in Blue Bell, Pa., and a new, smaller, 13,000-square-foot Simply Fresh by McCaffrey's in Doylestown, Pa. e new Simply Fresh concept "is all the best things that McCaf- frey's has to offer," says Jim Mc- Caffrey III, company president. At the forefront of the fresh departments is prepared foods. "I think the single biggest thing that we do different and better than our competition is prepared foods," says EVP Jim McCaffrey IV. Most of the items are prepared in the grocer's 33,000-square-foot central commissary to help control the quality and consistency of products, which are finished in the stores to impart some the- ater to the fresh departments. Customers can select from Mediterranean, Italian and Chinese cuisines; fresh-made soups or salads; or handcraft- ed pizzas. e stores feature hot, salad and grain bars for grab-and-go ease, as well as a dine-in seating area. McCaf- frey's also introduced a bar and beer garden in the Blue Bell location that features a tapas menu with 20 high-end options. Simply Fresh also debuted a crepe station, which was a feature in the Blue Bell location when it opened a few months later. "Both the crepes and tapas are made fresh to order right in front of you," says McCaffrey IV. Another fresh department that's a big draw for customers is gourmet cheese. e stores feature a full cut- and-wrap program, with everything Overall Outstanding Fresh Excellence McCaffrey's Food Markets, Langhorne, Pa. P R I V A T E L A B E L U N L I M I T E D Custom Pizzas for a New Age of Consumers CRUST USDA Certifi ed Organic Certifi ed Gluten Free Ancient Grains Sprouted Grains Multi-Grain Ultra in TOPPINGS USDA Certifi ed Organic Roasted Vegetables Mediterranean Vegan BBQ Chicken (Organic) Meat Lovers (Non-GMO) Contact Amy Lotker - [email protected] NEW In 2017! • 100% Vegan and Gluten Free Certifi ed Thin Pizza Crust • Bread Bowls with Gourmet Filling Combinations ¥ Bread Bowls with Pizza Fondue, Pre-Filled All Crusts, Toppings, Herbs & Spices are Customized

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