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stockbox grocers: shipping container grocery store
sep 18, 2011
stockbox grocers: shipping container grocery store


stockbox grocers is a convenient miniature market that is packed
inside a reclaimed shipping container
and placed into the parking lot of
an existing business or organization.

the stockbox team (michael brooks, jacqueline gjurgevich, carrie ferrence, and eliza michiels) have proposed
for dozens of these stores to be located throughout urban food deserts, and within walking distance of home,
work, and school.

the small stores are are designed to offer the essential
grocery items and fresh produce communities need
to get through the
week. across the U.S. a growing number of people live in ‘food deserts’ which means
they don’t have access to healthy and affordable food within walking or biking distance of their home.

stockbox grocers responds to this need with a miniature grocery
that’s tucked inside a reclaimed shipping
container and placed into the
parking lot of an existing business. innovating on the espresso stand
model
to build stores throughout urban communities, and provide fresh
produce and grocery staples to those
who currently without access to
good food, where they live.


prototype store

last week, stockbox opened a 160-square-foot
experimental prototype store in a parking lot in
a neighborhood in seattle where corner stores
are the only source of food. up to five customers
can shop at once and only one person is needed to staff the operation.

you can find out more information over at the stockbox webpage.

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