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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Ahold-owned bfresh, an autonomously run small format/fresh food-driven division of the company that also owns Stop & Shop and Giant, has leased space in the City of Brotherly Love where it can expand the concept.

According to the story, "Fresh Formats LLC spokeswoman Suzi Robinson said Thursday the company has entered into a lease agreement at the property and is working on its plans for the site. There is no timetable for the opening."

There currently are two bfresh stores - in urban Allston, Massachusetts, and suburban Fairfield, Connecticut.
KC's View:
I really like the bfresh stores, and the degree to which Ahold seems to have been hands-off in allowing this format to find its own way. They seem to be taking their time to get it right, which probably is a good thing.

To read my review of the original store, click here.