Article provided by Caitlin Shuda, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
Shoppers will see a new pharmacy, salad bar, and hot foods bar once Copps renovations are complete and the store becomes a Pick ‘n Save.
Customers likely have noticed crews actively working on the store upgrades since the beginning of the year as they drive their carts through detours to pick up their groceries.
Here’s what you need to know about the remodel and name change:
Copps, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save are run by Roundy’s Supermarkets.
Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. operates all Copps, Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save grocery stores in Wisconsin. Roundy’s itself is a subsidiary of Kroger Inc., the nation’s largest supermarket chain, which merged with Roundy’s in 2015. Most Copps stores have already switched over to Pick ‘n Save as a way for Roundy’s to simplify its business and to improve efficiency, value, and consistency for customers, said James Hyland, vice president of communications and public affairs of Roundy’s Supermarkets.
You’ll find new or upgraded departments and a new look inside the store.
The grocery store will see a redeveloped pharmacy with drive-through, expanded self-checkout stations and an option for a grocery pickup.
Other changes include:
- updated produce and floral departments
- a new salad bar
- a new hot foods bar
- upgrades to the store’s deli and bakery
- updated meat department
- a new alcohol section
The store will have updated paint, décor and lighting, Hyland said.
The remodeling effort will take a while.
Customers will see an end to the project toward the end of May or early June, Hyland said, but the store will remain open throughout the work.
But you’ll still be able to shop.
“Clearly, it would be easier for us to close a store during its remodeling process,” Hyland said. “However, it would be a great inconvenience to our customers. We attempt to make the process as invisible as possible to our customers.”
Hyland also said the company is working to alleviate the inconveniences customers experience while crews are working on the remodeling project.
You can thank The Kroger Co. for this new look.
The Kroger Co. merged with Roundy’s Supermarkets in December 2015, and Kroger decided to invest in upgrades in Roundy’s stores all over the state. Because of that, many of the Wisconsin grocery stores under the Roundy’s brand are getting a remodel.
“Our goal is to deliver a highly relevant customer experience delivered both in-store and digitally,” Hyland said. “We remain committed to bringing a truly exceptional shopping experience to all our customers.”
Copps has more than 60-year history in Wisconsin Rapids. It opened at 1940 Eighth St. S. in October 1957 as an IGA Foodliner Supermarket, according to Daily Tribune archives. That first store burned down on Jan. 29, 1974, and was rebuilt at the same location. It re-opened as Copps Warehouse Food Market in June 1974, then moved across the street as part of the Shopko Plaza development. It opened at its current location in September 1979.
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