Convenience Store News 2018 Store Design Contest: Best Hybrid Concept

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Convenience Store News 2018 Store Design Contest: Best Hybrid Concept

By Angela Hanson - 10/26/2018

As the home of top-notch convenience stores for years, the McKee family, owner and operator of the Pak A Sak chain, knew that any new addition to the Amarillo market would have to be something truly special. The family therefore sought to innovate and create a new store brand that would combine the best aspects of convenience stores and grocery stores. The result is Edes Custom Meat Market.

While the concept is a hybrid, so is the design, as the latest technologies are paired with rich textures and colors that give the feel of an old-time meat market.

The meat market itself is a central focus, set apart by brick work and signage that mimics retro stenciling. Moving away from the meat counter, the store transitions into convenience essentials and fresh and canned products, reflecting the brand’s supermarket roots. Playful signage incorporating corks in the wine section and an antlered bear in the Beer Barn add touches of humor.

Since opening, Edes Custom Meat Market has begun a new chapter of success for the longtime retailer.