After 30 years of building a five-store organic grocery niche, Kimberton Whole Foods is suddenly stocking big expansion plans that could come close to doubling the locally focused chain’s presence in as many years.
With offers to establish anchor stores in six new development projects, Kimberton Whole Foods is suddenly aiming to expand by one new store each year for the near future, starting this fall with 15,000 square feet at the Collegeville Shopping Center, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report by Natalie Kostelni.
“We will be pioneering a new model and format,” said Founder Terry Brett.
The Collegeville expansion will represent a $2 million investment into a Kimberton Whole Foods that features “an expanded meat and cheese section, a café, a floral area, more frozen food items and produce, hot and cold bars and more prepared meals,” the article explained.
With four of his five children involved in operations, the move aims to take the brand to the next level while continuing a dedication to local family farms.
“If you know what the community wants and can deliver it in an effective manner, you will be successful,” said David Goodman of Equity Retail Brokers. “Kimberton knows their customer, knows what their customer wants, and delivers it.”
Read more about Kimberton Whole Foods’ expansion plans in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.