By Catherine Douglas Moran
Source: Grocery Dive

  • Bristol Farms Newfound Market in Irvine, California, will close by early February, Neil Stern, CEO of the grocer’s parent company Good Food Holdings, said in an email.
  • Less than two years after opening, the Bristol Farms’ store is leaving the Irvine Spectrum Center and shuttering a location that focused heavily on foodservice and digital innovation.
  • “The decision to close the Irvine location was driven by that particular store’s performance [and] not the elements that were part of the Newfound Market concept itself,” Stern wrote. “The Bristol Farms team did an amazing job of executing the ideas around Newfound but ultimately we couldn’t overcome the challenges of being in a shopping center, even one as successful as Irvine Spectrum.”

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