Grocery/C-Store/Drugstore – Joint Winner 1st Place – Tokyo Central Specialty Market
Selected by a panel of professional judges as one of two winners in the Grocery/C-Store/Drugstore category for design:retail Magazine’s inaugural SPECTRUM Awards. The Awards celebrate ‘the best-designed projects and products the retail design industry has to offer.
The story of a Japanese grocery brand offering a far more localized experience, one that provides customers with a sense of ownership and belonging in it’s new Californian neighborhood.
Gardena, Calif.-based Marukai Corp., which now operates seven stores under the Tokyo Central banner, embarked on this project with a clear mission: to create a new experience for locals that celebrates the fusion of Californian-Japanese culture in the heart of Orange County’s Yorba Linda.