South Park business: Stockbox announces changes

Just got a news release this morning:

Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery, which held its Grand Opening in August, is making good on its promise of listening and responding to the needs of its customers by making changes to more than 100 of its products and adjusting its hours of operation. The adjustments will help Stockbox reach its goal of improving access to fresh, accessibly priced good food choices in Seattle area neighborhoods. The store is located in the main business district at 8520 14th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108.

“We’ve been very encouraged by the positive response to Stockbox in the three months we’ve been open,” said Carrie Ferrence, co-founder of Stockbox. “Our commitment is to build a local resource for good food, with convenient mini grocery stores that are designed for the neighborhood. Our customers have helped us make this their store by telling us what items they want.”

The Stockbox inventory refresh includes:

· A “Made in South Park” shelf featuring packaged foods, snacks, bread, beer and wines made in the South Park area.
· Changes to more than 100 items and Sales of up to 50% off
· Expansion of fresh food section, including in meat and dairy
· Expansion of the ethnic foods section
· Addition of a small pharmacy with over-the-counter medications, just in time for winter.
· Addition of other health and personal care products
· Adding beer and table wines

“We’re also ready to launch promotional and educational events, like pre-orders for holiday meats; in-store food resources like recipes and meal suggestions; and shifts in weekly sales,” Ferrence said. “We plan to be an active member of this community. We know our customers will value this series of workshops on food, nutrition and better ways to shop for groceries. We will make it fun we invite everyone to come shop with us as we build this store together with the community.”

Stockbox’s mission is to bring good food options into communities, but with a modern twist. With plans to open multiple locations eventually in other communities, Stockbox stores are designed to be friendly and welcoming, and will be located inside reclaimed shipping containers or retrofitted storefronts throughout urban areas. In addition to the food, Stockbox plans to become a space where communities can fall in love with good food again. Stockbox is also partnering with non-profit organizations, such as The Hope Heart Institute and Seamar, to provide educational materials and activities in stores and in the community to support good food education.

The news release doesn’t mention the new hours, so we have an inquiry out to get that information and will add it when we get word.

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