Edwards Food Giant

Grocery Headquarters’ editor Richard Turcsik visited Edwards Food Giant in Little Rock, Ark. Read about the retailer, known for its meat department, in Meat & Greet, and check out some of the highlights below.

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Outside the Little Rock, Ark. store

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Edwards Food Giant’s management team includes, from left: Ron Davis, Gary Proffitt, Steve Edwards and Paul Rowton.

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The recipe kiosk

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In-store bak­ery that includes items like banana nut bread, snowflake rolls and focac­cia bread.

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Edwards Food Giant

The depart­ment spe­cial­izes in local pro­duce.

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The pro­duce depart­ment is set off by a col­or­ful farm­ers market-themed mural cre­ated by artists com­mis­sioned by Kansas City, Kan.-based Asso­ci­ated Whole­sale Gro­cers (AWG), Edwards Food Giant’s whole­saler and store archi­tect.

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Market Fresh Deli meals

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Ready-to-cook meals

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“That smoker has been a great addi­tion because many gro­cery stores don’t have one,” says Cleo Robin­son, deli/bakery man­ager and exec­u­tive chef.

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Part of the company’s “Got what you need Gro­cery Store” cam­paign, cus­tomers sim­ply fill out a card request­ing an item that the store does not carry and hand it to a cashier. The store direc­tor and buy­ers then try to obtain the item and notify the cus­tomer when it is in stock.

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For $4.99 per pound the salad bar includes fix­ings like diced turkey and ham, shred­ded Sea Legs, sea­soned corn, hard boiled eggs, ambrosia, home­made pick­les and banana cream pie.

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The self-service cheese island fea­tures more than 100 vari­eties of imported and domes­tic cheeses.

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The self-service cheese island includes an easy-to-use binder that allows cus­tomers to look up the per­fect cheese for any occasion.

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The store prides itself on its selec­tion of dry grocery — it fea­tures a canned goods sec­tion sec­ond to none in Lit­tle Rock.

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The store features three aisles of frozen foods.

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The store does a good job with beer, largely thanks to the “Pick Any 6 Beer Bot­tles for $8.99” sec­tion of the case.

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Local wines are a big seller.

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Local wines

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One of the most pop­u­lar offer­ings in the meat case is the home­made Mar­ket Made Sausage.

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Edwards is developing a reputation as the place to go for seafood.

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