Mariano's scales up in Chicago

Mariano's opened its biggest store yet in Chicago today, spanning 90,602 sq. ft., nearly double the size of the the average U.S. grocer. The store includes a walk-in cheese room and a charcuterie, part of an effort by Mariano's parent company, Roundy's, to stand out among supermarkets. The store also contains a gelato stand, coffee roaster and an expansive vegetarian section. While many in the industry are scaling down, brands such as Mariano's and Whole Foods are still building massive stores that are fit to provide everything locals need for family and entertaining. Story