At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Smith’s Food & Drug will officially debut its remodeled store at 845 E. 4500 South in the Millcreek area.
The $3.3 million effort includes the addition of a sushi bar, a station for cooked meals for take-out, a bulk foods area with more than 200 selections and an expanded pharmacy with seating and a private consultation area.
To conserve energy, two entryways have been combined into a center entrance with a two-stage vestibule, and chilled grocery cases feature motion-sensitive LED lights aimed at reducing energy usage by two-thirds.
Smith’s also is introducing Simple Truth products, which promise to be free of artificial preservatives and ingredients, such as aspartame, high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats. There are more than 250 Simple Truth items across 40 product categories, including milk, salads, cereals, dried fruit, yogurt and chips.
Smith’s, a division of the Kroger Co., one of the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailers, operates 131 stores in seven western states, including 47 in Utah.