Jewel Planning Small-Format Store

Melrose Park, Ill. Jewel-Osco said Tuesday that it would open a 16,000-sq.-ft. store in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood under the “Urban Fresh, by Jewel” banner this fall.

The move follows a wave of food retailers testing smaller formats. The new store, said Jewel, will be designed as a specialty grocery store with a focus on fresh and prepared meals for busy shoppers.

“The smaller-format store is an exciting complement to our larger, more traditional grocery stores,” Keith Nielsen, president of Jewel-Osco, said in a statement.

Jewel-Osco is a division of Supervalu, Minneapolis.