A familiar face appears in a new location
Dan’s Foods gained a new look last week and may soon get a new name. Dan’s Foods hired Mike Holm, a former Albertson’s manager, as its new manager in September. He has since revamped and remodeled the Dan’s Foods store by adding a coffee bar, installing new check-stands and scanning systems, splitting aisles and reorganizing shelves. Holm said his next steps are to add Direct TV in the caf, wireless Internet and a possible name change. He said the planned rename for the store, The Market at Park City, will be instituted around Jan. 1.
"We just don’t feel that the Dan’s name has any marketable value in Park City to the tourists," he said, "and we need to capture some of the tourists’ business in this store."
Holm said Dan’s Foods removed 12 feet from seven middle aisles to create a center walkway across the store, a design intended to allow easier access throughout the store. He said the aisle remodel also provided an opportunity for store reorganization. "We had to pull out all of the groceries off the shelves and had to reset the entire store," he said. Dan’s Food’s reduced the ice cream cone and toppings section by four feet, placed tomato sauce and canned vegetables side-by-side, joined soda and water and grouped breakfast items, such as coffee and cereal, together. Holm said the store’s new check-out systems and belts cut approximately two minutes off each transaction, allowing customers to move more quickly through the check-out lines. "My hopes are that people will come in and experience this new grocery store," he said. The new Dan’s Foods coffee bar, located at the store entrance, offers espresso, iced drinks and daily specials. "Coffee is just a big thing in Park City and I thought it would be the right thing to do," he said. The Coffee bar, open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., is located in the former flower production area, which was moved to the left side of the entrance aisle. Holm said Dan’s Foods sells Boar’s Head meats and cheeses and Cross Creek certified Angus beef. He said 70 percent of bakery items are homemade, including pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Dan’s Foods, located at 1500 Snow Creek Drive in Park City, is open from 6 a.m. to midnight. For more information call 645-7139 or visit http://www.dansfoods.com.
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